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Mystical Sea Turtle Ring

$35.00

This 925 Sterling Silver ring resembles the green turtle (Chelonia mydas) that aggregate and forage in all of Costa Rica’s coastline.

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This ring is made of 925 Sterling Silver and Opal. Because of its natural color variations, some Opals are dominated by Deep Ocean Blues and others by Coastal Greens. Contact us if you have any preferences!

The Mystical Turtle ring represents our uncommon aggregation of foraging Green Turtles in Matapalito Bay, which is a mystical place itself. Only here can we find large numbers of individuals that have their natal origin in the Central Pacific islands of American Samoa and French Polynesia and even further at the Indopacific island chains, more than 10,000km away.

Their appearance at Eastern Pacific foraging grounds is likely mediated by transpacific currents, that runs north of the Equator and are especially strong during La Niña years. Indo-Pacific green turtles are known as “sympatric” to our endemic Black Turtle populations, as they congregate but don’t reproduce among themselves.

This might be explained by their differential developmental stages, as the Indo-Pacific greens only remain here as juveniles and must migrate back across the Pacific to reproduce. We are just starting to uncover these mystical individuals and with the purchase of this ring, you are contributing directly to the ongoing monitoring efforts at Matapalito Bay.

By purchasing this sea turtle ring, you can choose to support any of Equipo Tora Carey’s conservation projects, and as we grow, hopefully, the introduction of new projects on other key species. Also, if you ever want to visit the site and learn more about the projects, make sure to contact us or Equipo Tora Carey and schedule your visit!

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