Hawksbill Hatchling Season in Antigua

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Shortly after 2am on July 24th, the Jumby Bay Hawksbill Project in Antigua observed our first hawksbill sea turtle hatchlings of the season! Hawksbills typically lay around 150 eggs that will incubate in their sandy chambers for 50-60 days. After hatching, the turtles will rest for one to two days while […]

By | 2017-12-01T14:01:52+00:00 August 27th, 2016|Categories: Endangered species, herpetology, Turtles|Tags: , , |0 Comments

One month into hawksbill nesting season

The start of July was the one month mark of our hawksbill monitoring season in Antigua. While over 29 years of monitoring (1987-2015) there has been a significant long-term increase in nesting numbers, June 2016 had a puzzlingly low amount of activity relative to previous Junes. We had 15 fewer nests than in June 2015 (24 vs. 39), as well as 8 […]

By | 2017-12-01T14:01:53+00:00 July 4th, 2016|Categories: herpetology, Turtles|Tags: , |0 Comments