Hawksbill turtle season

December 5, 2013


Two months have flown by since the onset of our Hawksbill Turtle nesting season. Our first female emerged onto the beach on the 6th of September. Since then we have had 108 prospecting emergences, plus an additional 52, which have resulted in nests. Every time these amazing creatures slowly and laboriously make their way up the beach is a blessing and each nest is a feat on its own. We are so lucky to experience it first hand as well as witnessing and sharing in the joy of our guests excitement from this experience too.

On the 4th of December we released our first nest of hatchlings. It was an extremely successful nest with 201 hatchlings making their way into the sea, giving our first nest a 99% success rate to start off the season!