Hatchlings usually wait for nighttime to emerge from the sand. The temperatures are cooler and they can reach the sea under the cover of darkness. Something quite unique happened yesterday at the hatchery: a nest emerged in the late afternoon!
First a hatchling popped his head out of the sand. Then a flipper. Then another hatchling showed his face. And another. And before you know it, dozens of little hatchlings were crawling out of the sand! It was very special to see.
The hatchlings were full of energy and scattered around the hatchery. We collected them, counted them carefully, and released them altogether afterwards. It is quite rare to see this happen during the day so everyone present felt very lucky!