TURTLE INFO
TURTLE INFO
Turtle season for laying eggs is October to March and proud to say we had 34 turtle laying eggs on our beaches with 2021 baby turtles hatched this year (dec-may). All year round we have turtle swimming in our protected private bay (Turtle bay) looking for their mating partner. It takes 7 to 8 weeks for the eggs to hatch, depending on the location the mother turtle lays the eggs. If direct in sunlight all day the hatching is 7 weeks, but if the nest is under a coconut tree with shade, then 8 weeks is the normal.
The most common turtles found at the resort are the critically endangered Hawks bill turtle and the Green turtle which is also highly endangered. This year 2017 we also had 2 Olive ridley turtle hatching which are very distinctive due to there high shell.
Green Turtle Endangered, The green turtle has the most numerous and widely dispersed nesting sites of the seven species, and was once highly sought after for its body fat a key ingredient in the popular delicacy, green turtle soup. Although it has become illegal to trade them in many parts of the world, green turtles and their eggs continue to be consumed. Nesting areas throughout tropical regions are often on islands and coral atolls. Adult size length 80-120 cm. Hatching 80-120 eggs per clutch. Lay 2-5 times per season. Reproduce every 2-4 years. The adult turtle reaches sexual maturity around 20-30 years old.

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