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Hopkins community celebrates rare daytime nesting of green sea turtle

Posted: Sunday, June 16, 2024. 5:54 pm CST.

By Horace Palacio: A rare daytime nesting of a Green Sea Turtle in the village of Hopkins, Belize, has sparked excitement and optimism for the endangered species’ conservation, according to local organization Hopkins UnCut.

On Saturday, June 15th, Hopkins UnCut reported that locals witnessed a female Green Sea Turtle, believed to have hatched on the same beach over 30 years ago, return to her natal site to lay her eggs. This unusual daytime nesting behavior has captured the attention of both the local community and conservationists.

According to Hopkins UnCut, the turtle deposited over a hundred eggs in a nest she dug around 5 PM, after several attempts to find the perfect spot. This successful nesting event is a crucial boost for the Green Sea Turtle population, which is listed as endangered.

The anticipated emergence of the hatchlings in mid-August is expected to draw tourists from around the world, potentially providing a significant economic boost to the local community, Hopkins UnCut noted. Residents are encouraged to minimize light pollution to ensure the hatchlings can safely reach the ocean.

Hopkins UnCut’s footage and photographs of the nesting event have garnered widespread attention, raising awareness about the importance of sea turtle conservation.

Green Sea Turtles typically nest under the cover of darkness, making this daytime nesting a rare and significant occurrence, according to Hopkins UnCut. The event serves as a reminder of the delicate balance of nature and the importance of protecting these ancient mariners. With continued conservation efforts and community support, the future of sea turtles in Belize looks brighter than ever.

Photo courtesy: Hopkins UnCut

 

 

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