|Amanda with the very first egg|
Unfortunately we could not leave the nest in its original position because it would have been at risk from the strong lights of Paradise Beach and Melia Tortuga Beach. When the nest hatched, the hatchlings would become disorientated and head inland instead of into the sea.
|An explanation of how to dig a nest like a turtle|
For our team as well as for all the excited visitors to the hatchery, it was a very emotional and exciting day. Now Abigail and Yasmin are the proud parents of Nest 1 of the 2012 season and we will all be waiting impatiently for it to hatch around the 23rd August.
You can see some more photos here.