Sea turtles swarm Costa Rican beach for nesting season

Sea turtle nesting season has arrived in Central America as hundreds of thousands of turtles have made landfall in Costa Rica. On Monday thousands of the reptiles arrived at Ostional Beach drawing quite the crowd. 

More than a million turtles are expected to arrive throughout the season to lay their eggs with each female capable of laying around 100 eggs.

Unfortunately only 1 percent of the eggs are expected to hatch and survive their first moments. To give the babies their best shot, a conservation program at the beach is collecting a number of the eggs.

Interested tourists are also allowed to witness the arrival, but they must be accompanied by a local guide.