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100 mln Turtle Eggs Left On Beach In 5 Days

Ostional Beach in Santa Cruz, 563 km (350 miles) north of San Jose, Sept. 21, 2007. More than 100 million eggs are laid by turtles on the beach during a five-day period. Residents of this small town on the Pacific coast collect about one percent of the eggs to sell in Costa Rica.

Two turtles arrive to lay eggs

Turtles arrive to lay eggs

A turtle arrives to lay eggs

People collect turtle eggs

People collect turtle eggs

Costa Rican men carry sacks filled with turtle eggs washed ashore


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