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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Hatchling season has begun!

The first two nests of the year have hatched.  Nest 1 in Surf Beach Hatchery began hatching on the 5th August 57 days after it was laid (average incubation period) and had a stunning success of 92%.  Congratulations to Tim at Rhooms who is now the proud Dad of 109 baby loggerhead turtles!

The second nest hatched last night with (so far) 46 hatchlings born at 11pm.  The lucky people on the turtle walk on Costa Fragata were able to see them go into the sea at the end of their tour.

Excavation of the nest will take place at 17h this afternoon for those on Sal who would like to see some hatchlings.

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