Releasing hatchlings!

It happened again: a nest in the hatchery emerged during the late afternoon! This is a rare occurrence as hatchlings usually emerge from their nest during the night.

Shortly after we finished two nest excavations in the hatchery, there was movement at the surface of a nearby nest. The sand was moving as if magically. Then, a little turtle popped his head out of the sand. He was soon followed by another, and then another. 62 little turtle hatchlings soon emerged from the sand and scattered out of the nest.

We collected all the hatchlings and brought them to the beach. We released them at the top of the beach and watched them all run energetically towards the sea. It was a really fun sight!


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