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Akumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico - In Akumal, or "Place of the turtles," green and loggerhead sea turtles make the calm Caribbean bay their home year-round. This year alone, more than 30,000 hatchlings have been released by volunteers and visitors of Akumal's ecological center. Snorkel out from the palm-lined white sandy beach to see the graceful swimmers—some as big as semitruck wheels—and hear them munch on sea grass.

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Akumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico - In Akumal, or "Place of the turtles," green and loggerhead sea turtles make the calm Caribbean bay their home year-round. This year alone, more than 30,000 hatchlings have been released by volunteers and visitors of Akumal's ecological center. Snorkel out from the palm-lined white sandy beach to see the graceful swimmers—some as big as semitruck wheels—and hear them munch on sea grass.

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