Cozumel, Mexico, August 17, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- With resort guests looking on, 51 Loggerhead turtle hatchlings successfully emerged from their nest on the private beach of Presidente InterContinental Cozumel Resort & Spa and found their way into the warm Caribbean waters.
Biologist Héctor González Cortés with Cozumel’s Municipal Department of Ecology made frequent visits to monitor the Loggerhead turtle nest since its discovery by resort staffers in June.
Recognized by National Geographic, one of the largest non-profit scientific and educational institutions in the world, Presidente InterContinental Cozumel Resort & Spa erected a mesh fence around the nest to protect it from predators and guests walking along the sandy beach.
González Cortés continues to monitor a second Loggerhead turtle nest found at the resort, which is expected to hatch in early September.
Protected under national law, Loggerhead turtles typically nest between April and July, laying up to 120 eggs per nest. In 2010, Cozumel Island’s Turtle Salvation Program identified and monitored more than 4,200 nests.
About Presidente InterContinental Cozumel Resort & Spa
The 220-guestroom Presidente InterContinental Cozumel Resort & Spa, a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, offers breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea. Set on a half mile of white, sandy beach, surrounded by green vegetation and just steps from the world’s second largest coral reef, resort amenities include three restaurants, Mandara Spa, 24-hour fitness center, tennis, Scuba Du in-house dive shop, and Chiqui Club children’s program. Flexible meeting space, with indoor and outdoor venues, provides the perfect backdrop for conferences, events and weddings. Call toll free from the USA (800) 327-0200 or visit www.InterContinentalCozumel.com.