The second confirmed Hawksbill turtle nest hatched this tuesday with over 175 successful hatchlings
Cross section nest with turtles about to emerge. The turtle in this nest are 8 stragglers that were left behind by the main group that emerged the previous night.
We realeased Oily yesterday. It was an awsome moment for the team to see him/her swim off after its long ordeal. She was first found on the 24th July so it took it a little over a month to recover.
Relocated turtle nest
The Ambergris Caye Marine Turtle Project: Baby marine turtles born, nests, released
In 4 years of monitoring the nesting beach on Ambergris Caye, yesterday we confirmed that Hawksbill turtles nest on the island along with green and loggerhead turtles.
The Ambergris Caye Marine Turtle Project is a research initiative to document current turtle nesting patterns and behavior; marine turtle dansity in the surrounding waters of the island; document turtle strandings and rehabilitate injured turtles; assess threats and implement conservation.
The Ambergris Caye Marine Turtle Project is managed and implemented by marine biologists that work on the marine protected areas of Ambergris Caye. The project started in 2007 by formalizing and recording marine turtle stranding data and rehabilitation. In 2009 Turtle nesting monitioring and research was initiatied on the beaches of North Ambergris Caye. In 2011 in-water turtle density surveys were conducted.
Photographs by The Ambergris Caye Marine Turtle Project
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