pausethemoment.com - Taking part in a baby sea turtle release program has been has been on my to-do list for a while now. During a recent trip to Los Cabos, Mexico, I was surprised by the Los Cabos CVB with a last minute baby sea turtle release courtesy of Baja Outback.

Our guide, Pahoran Gurrola explained why Baja Outback created the sea turtle release program as well as why they believe their release program increases the chances of the baby sea turtles survival in the wild.

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BEHIND THE VIDEO:

"A journey of a thousand miles begins a single step." ~ Lao Tzu

For those of you that are wondering why I tied in the quote by Lao Tzu, there are two reasons. First of all, it's one of my favorite quotes of all time. The more important reason for tying this quote into the video is to prove that you'll never know what you'll be able to achieve in life unless you take that first step.

The goal of the baby sea turtles is to make it to the ocean and survive despite the odds weighing severely against them. They can either decide to take that first step towards the ocean, or stand still and wonder what would have happened if they had made it to the ocean.

Why this relates to YOU!

In order to follow your wildest dreams and achieve your seemingly impossible goals, you MUST take that first step. Admittedly, it's easier said than done but do you want to sit around for the rest of your life wondering what would have happened if you didn't follow your dreams?

"Remember, no matter how impossible your goals and dreams might seem, a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."

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SEA TURTLE FACTS:

-- It's estimated that only 1 in 1,000 baby sea turtles will survive to see their adult years.

-- Baby sea turtle hatchlings use the natural light from the horizon, as well as the white crests of the waves to reach the water once they emerge from their nest.

-- Light sources such as beachfront lighting, street lights, car headlights, and fires can lead the baby sea turtles in the wrong direction which can result in death from exposure to predators.

-- Predators of baby sea turtles include crabs, birds, raccoons, dogs, fish, and more.

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***TWO QUESTIONS FOR YOU***

1. HAVE YOU EVER TOOK PART IN A SEA TURTLE RELEASE PROGRAM? IF SO, PLEASE SHARE YOUR FAVORITE SEA TURTLE RELEASE EXPERIENCE IN A COMMENT BELOW.

2. IF YOU'VE NEVER TAKEN PART IN A SEA TURTLE RELEASE PROGRAM, WOULD IT BE SOMETHING YOU WOULD BE INTERESTED IN DOING ON YOUR NEXT VACATION?

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MUSIC:
Artist: Josh Woodward
Track: "I'll be right behind you, Josephine" Instrumental Version
joshwoodward.com/song/IllBeRightBehindYouJosephine
Website: joshwoodward.com/
License: Attribution 3.0 United States (CC BY 3.0) - creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/

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FOOTAGE:
All footage shot by Ryan Gargiulo of Pause The Moment. If interested in using any of the footage shown in this video, please contact me through my website or Facebook.
Footage shot with a GoPro Hero 2 and Canon T2i DSLR.

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