by Paola Delfín

Cozumel, Mexico – July 2015


Finding This Mural

Av. 65 410, Independencia, San Miguel de Cozumel, Q.R., Mexico

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Story Behind This Mural

Did you know that only about 1 in 1,000 baby sea turtles will make it to adulthood?

They are a source of food for crabs, birds, and other marine animals. However, the biggest threats to sea turtles are human-related. From oil spills and habitat loss to entanglement in marine debris and human consumption, sea turtles live a precarious life.

Through her mural, Paola sheds light on the fact that when a single female turtle is killed, much more is at stake than that one animal’s life. Using X-ray technique, she hopes to convey that the lives of unborn turtles should be cherished just as much as we value our own.

The Focus

Sea turtle conservation

Take Action

Help conserve sea turtle populations by:

  • Never consuming sea turtlest
  • Not purchasing products that contain sea turtle parts, such as their shell
  • Respecting their nesting areas and not disturbing them
  • Supporting reputable turtle rehabilitation organizations