In January of 2014, we set out on our 37 foot sailboat to cruise the world and document what makes our ocean special and the people working to protect it. This is the second video in that series. For more on how this video was made and our journey to film it, please visit svsilentsun.com.
Due to habitat destruction and development in southern Baja, many sea turtles are pushing farther and farther north to lay their eggs in the quieter beaches of Todos Santos. Unfortunately, the winter temperatures this far north do not allow the eggs to incubate. For this reason, many of the nests laid here would just rot until a marine biologist from La Paz, Elizabeth Gonzalez, developed a technique for using a greenhouse to raise ground temperatures.
We traveled to Todos Santos, Baja California Sur from our anchorage in La Paz to interview the team that is working hard to protect these winter nests. With their help, tens of thousands of endangered sea turtles have made it into the ocean where none would have before.
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