Sea Turtle Season 2013: First Sea Turtles Arrive

With the arrival of two giant leatherback sea turtles, sea turtle nesting season at Rosalie Bay Resort and Dominica is officially under way.

Both sea turtles came ashore last week to lay eggs and in approximately two months, the tiny hatchlings will emerge to make their way out to sea. Photos of these first nesting turtles and our turtle expert Simon are below.

Sea turtle season lasts through October. It’s always an exciting time at our eco-resort. Witnessing a 800+ pound turtle come ashore to nest or hatchlings smaller than a baby’s footprint scurry across the sand are vacation memories that are truly unforgettable.

Guests are invited to participate in our sea turtle conservation efforts by helping patrol the beach to protect nesting turtles, aid researchers in collecting data or relocating nests that are too close to the ocean to the turtle hatchery, or being “on call” for when baby sea turtles emerge and make their way out to sea.

We hope you’ll be able to join us for this year’s sea turtle season and stay tuned to Facebook, Google+ and this blog for more updates.

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