The First Green Turtle has Arrived

The time has finally come. We were excited to welcome the first green turtle of the season to our shores late Tuesday evening, and we have reason to believe “Mom Green” is a fan of clean beaches.

Visions, a youth group from the US, kindly volunteered their time on Tuesday to clean the beach. NET Rosalie, the Community Sea Turtle Organization, will tell you that removing sea grass from the beach is an important step to help the nesting process. The volunteer efforts, which spanned from 9 am to 5 pm, resulted in a newly cleaned area.

“Mom Green” must have sensed the care dedicated to the spot as she arrived in that very place later that evening. From past experiences, we have a hunch that future green turtles may return to the same spot to nest. A special thanks to the Vision volunteers for lending a helping hand.

Seeing the baby sea turtles

The nesting period for green turtles typically lasts between 60 – 70 days. Their eggs are slightly smaller and tend to hatch a bit sooner than leatherbacks. We are expecting to welcome the first hatchlings in late September or early October and hope you can join us!

Baby Green Turtles at Rosalie Bay

In the meantime, our Turtle Expert Simon is holding excavations nearly every night at 6 pm. You will have the unique and memorable opportunity to hold a tiny turtle in the palm of your hand and watch as the hatchlings make their way out to sea. Contact us for details.

Turtle Expert Simon and Guests During Turtle Excavation at Rosalie Bay


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