A crowd gathers to watch a nest of endangered Hawksbill Turtles hatch.
The other day at work I was told that there was a nest of turtle eggs predicted to hatch that evening. It was at my favorite beach and something new to me, so I checked it out.
These beaches are pretty busy so its important that nature gets a chance to survive the crowds. Here a naturalist helps dig up the nest in a fenced off area making sure they get a chance to make it into the ocean. Before the crowds the turtles had enough of a challenge just making it past the birds and sharky's, unchecked tourists would deplete the population completely. Stoked to say that these 75+ Hawksbill Turtles all made it into the ocean.
This first little guy was a good sign that many more could be ok.
they just started poppin out left and right.
What a cool thing to witness.
Endangered Species making a comeback!
Thanks turtle guys.