- Posted May 30, 2012 by
Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Mating Sea Turtles of Isla Mujeres
The male will mount the larger female holding on with his front flippers and wrapping is longer tail under the female to literally hold on while the female swims to the surface to breath.
As we witnessed on our dives, often more than one male will try to mate with the female and sometimes multiple males will be "stacked" on top of the female in attempting to mate. Females will often mate with more than one male prior to laying her eggs on the beach in which she was born.