Iguana Divers friends and residents of the Santa Teresa community helped rescue a hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) that was found near the coast with clear signs of being sick and weak. While getting a way to transport the turtle, several people stayed with her to keep her humid and protected from predators.

After that, the hawksbill turtle was transferred to the Marine Park so that experts could try to recover it. We hope that the turtle can still be saved and proceed to its release.

This is a clear sign that most people are willing to help. That is why conservation of marine species must involve communities.