Baby Sea Turtles Released at Sunset in Nicaragua

A large group of baby sea turtles was filmed being released at sunset on a beach in northern Nicaragua on Saturday, March 13.

Sea Turtle Conservation of the Pacific, an organization based near Padre Ramos, shared the video of the newborn turtles making their way to the ocean.

“Our work is powered by inspiring locals who are passionate about ensuring a future for turtles,” the organization wrote on its Patreon page.

According to Sea Turtle Conservation of the Pacific, sea turtle eggs in Nicaragua are at risk to “the illegal food trade.” The group incubates turtle eggs in a hatchery, then releases the baby turtles to the ocean.

“We patrol the beach at night to recover as many nests as we can,” they said. Credit: Sea Turtle Conservation of the Pacific via Storyful