WATCHING TURTLES COME TO LIFE – A MUST SEE

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WATCHING TURTLES COME TO LIFE – A MUST SEE

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The Hawksbill turtle is an endangered species in Barbados and regularly found in the south coast waters of the island. During nesting season, the turtle leaves the sea to find an area to lay her eggs. She digs a pit in the sand and then lays her eggs before returning to the sea, leaving her buried eggs behind. They will hatch in about 60 days. When she comes to shore to lay her eggs, the Turtle Watch hotline is called and volunteers come out and mark the spot of the nest. Approximately 60 days later little baby turtles come to life, and it’s a sight to behold. Some babies make their way into the sea but some get lost and gravitate towards light. Everyone present goes into action to rescue these beautiful little creatures by picking them up and putting them in a bucket until the volunteers come to safely release them into the ocean. This is how our guests, our staff and Barbadians who are around, sometimes spend their days, or nights during turtle nesting season. It’s a life-changing and heart-warming experience.