Roseau, Dominica: Izzy- a beautiful green turtle nested on Rosalie Bay’s protected black sand beach in Dominica on September 20, 2023. The mama turtle has nested at 9: 45 pm, showcasing the mesmerizing views of the nature’s creature.
The black sand beach of Rosalie Bay featured the nesting and hatching of the three species of endangered sea turtles every year from March through October. Travellers across the globe visit Dominica to see how these mama turtles have been nesting.
It also offers spectacular experience of the hatching of the baby turtles when they make their way to Atlantic Ocean. As per 2023 statistics, 15 mama turtles have nested and 222 baby turtles hatched on the black sand beach on July 23, 2023.
The Ministry of Tourism of Dominica announced the timeline of the turtle nesting and hatching which was happened between March and July 2023.
Turtle Nesting Timeline
Dominica featured good start of the turtles nesting season as two mama turtles were found at the beach.
- The first turtle named Leatherback Turtle nested on March 7, 2023. One of the beautiful and endangered species of the sea turtle, Leatherback hatches one time in 1000 chance and make their way to the open sea.
- Leatherback Turtle again nested in Dominica on March 16, 2023.
Leatherback Turtle had again been captured in Dominica for several times in the month of April 2023. April 3, 4, 5 and 16 witnessed the nesting of the mama turtles. Dominica’s deep coastal waters are home to dozens of sea creatures, including the endangered leatherback turtles.
Leatherback Turtle nested in Dominica’s black sand beach several times in May on the following dates.
- May 1, 2023
- May 4, 2023
- May 7, 2023
- May 9, 2023
- May 16, 2023
- May 30, 2023
June month featured nesting of several turtles with following details.
- Leatherback Turtle nested on the beaches of Dominica on June 2, 2023
- 52 Leatherback Turtles nested together on June 3 and June 4, 2023.
- Hawksbil Turle nested on the beach on July 11, 2023
- Green Turtle also nested on July 19, 2023
- Hawksbill Turtle again found nesting on July 26, 2023
Rosalie Bay hosts regular hatchings and education events in the turtle nesting season in Dominica. The local community participates in inspiration natural enhancement project. Several sea turtles such as hawksbill and green turtles enhanced the natural beauty of Dominica.
Sea Turtles have existed for over 100 million years- since the time when dinosaurs walked the earth. Various public and private sector entities in Dominica collaborate to educate, study and preserve these species.
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