Leatherback Sea Turtles are nesting in Costa Rica Sims!

Leatherback Sea Turtles are nesting in Costa Rica Sims!

The leatherback is the largest sea turtle in the world growing up to 8 feet long and have the largest migratory route of any sea turtle, spanning 12,000 miles from their nesting grounds. It can be found as far north as Alaska and as far south as Argentina or New Zealand. Nesting is exclusive to tropical beaches. The turtle breeds and nests on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of Costa Rica. Their migration is hampered by the threat of capture in commercial fishing gear, ingestion of plastics, poaching, global warming and an increasing acidity in sea water.

Leatherbacks have been on the endangered species list since 1970 but numbers have continued to drastically fall over the last 40 years. There are now only an estimated 2,000 females left with analysts suggesting numbers have dropped by as much as 90-95% since 1980.

Just like in RL Costa Rica, here at Costa Rica Sims, Las Baulas, leatherback turtles are arriving once again to lay their eggs. If you want to witness this beautiful creation by our good friend Tunes Meness owner of 2xtreme please go to the beach area once you land at Las Baulas National Park. It’s an amazing sight to see!


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