Turtle Tracks on Turtle Beach
Great Courland Bay, Tobago, WI.
Sea turtles nest once every 2 to 3 years. When it is a turtles’ “nesting” year, hard-shelled species like the hawksbill or green turtle will deposit an average of 4 -5 nests in 12 – 14 day intervals. The leatherback can deposit an average of 6 – 10 nests at 10 to 12 day intervals. The amount of nests is dependent on the species, age/size of the turtle. The larger/older the turtle the more eggs she is able to store inside her.
Update: I am proud to announce that this image and six others have been published in the July/August 2014 issue of Caribbean Beat, the in-flight magazine of Caribbean Airlines. caribbean-beat.com/issue-128/buccoo-tales#axzz3B8Etii4p