A large portion of the northern Yucatan, including Isla Holbox is protected as part of the Yum-Balam Biosphere Reserve. Here, a turtle nest is protected and marked on Isla Holbox to keep both tourists and residents from disturbing it.

A large portion of the northern Yucatan, including Isla Holbox is protected as part of the Yum-Balam Biosphere Reserve. Here, a turtle nest is protected and marked on Isla Holbox to keep both tourists and residents from disturbing it.  Image courtesy of Proyecto Costa Escondida Maritime Maya 2011 Expedition, NOAA-OER.

 

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