There have been emails and pictures passing around about how the Costa Ricans digging out sea turtle eggs on the beach. Some pictures even show that they're grabbing the eggs right in front of the mama turtle while she's laying eggs. People are leaving with bags and bags of eggs. What are they doing with them? The person who wrote the email says that these people are stealing the turtle eggs and sell them. I would like to find out if this is true.
To my knowledge the Cubans do the same but instead of selling the eggs as food, they "farm" the eggs and when the baby turtles hatch the Cubans release them to the ocean.