Rescue mission of turtles in Mexico, on the beach of Todos Santos is conducted by organization Tortugueros Las Playitas. Leatherback sea turtles are extremely important in the marine ecosystem and they are very unique animals. They are the largest turtles on Earth, growing up to 2.8 m in length (4 – 7 feet), up to 2.7 m (8.9 ft) in front flippers, 900 kg (550 – 2 000 pounds). They are also some of the oldest marine reptiles: their evolutionary roots date back to 100 million years ago. Sadly, they are on the brink of extinction.

With help of people, who take the eggs to secured location, the chance of survival for hatchlings rises up to 80%. And then, out of the hatched ones that painstakingly make their way to water, assisted by volunteers, the first days will survive 25%, and only 6% will achieve one year. There is a number of ways to help these remarkable reptiles survive. The video is a personal project created to share ecological awareness and more info about it is presented on our blog.

Skills needed:

  • Video recording with the use of action and regular digital cameras
  • Movie and sound editing (CyberLink PowerDirector 15)

 

More info about the project:

Baby giants make their way to the ocean. Rescue mission of leatherback turtles in Mexico