As their name suggests, sea turtles actually spend most of their time at sea. However, they return to the beach every year to lay their eggs.
The average turtle nest can be the home to as many as 200 eggs, buried in the sand to protect them from a range of predators including seagulls, foxes and even skunks. These are placid, vulnerable creatures and were also once widely hunted by humans to provide food. Thankfully we’re now more likely to nurture and appreciate them with a series of turtle sanctuaries appearing all along the coast of Mexico.