the season is in full swing now, last week we had an amazing encounter with a nesting female Hawksbill turtle, being able to observe her whole nesting process from her emergence to her exit. We also had a couple of enthusiastic volunteers for the day; Johanna and Shepherd...in fact Johanna was the one to spot the turtle first! We stayed with the nesting turtle for almost 2 hours to ensure she safely made her way back to sea after laying her eggs.
|Happy volunteers behind the nesting turtle|
|counting the eggs as they are laid|
It was later observed that the turtle was barely alive and past away on it's way to try and get some treatment.
|poached turtle found hidden under natural debris|
|injury to the head|
|do take note!|