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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on April 2, 2015

157 Turtles

We have many sea turtles that nest on the island every fall, and this past November we were lucky enough to be present when there was a hatch. Most hatches occur late at night so we miss them, but this nest hatched at about 8 p.m. right next to one of our cabins so we were all able to watch the baby turtles as they made their way to the sea. Peter Schulz captured the action for a video of the even

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on December 2, 2014

Tracking sea turtle hatchlings

We have an active sea turtle nesting area on Long Caye, where sea turtles (usually Loggerhead, but also Hawksbill) dig nests and lay their eggs each year on our beach. When we notice a new nest (they come ashore at night only) we stake it off to protect it and await the hatch, which typically takes 90 days of incubation. Because many turtles lay their eggs during our off season, many of the nests

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on April 19, 2013

We love turtles!

On Long Caye, we’re privileged to be in one of the best locations in the Caribbean for seeing marine life up close and personal. This photo of a brilliantly colored hawksbill sea turtle was captured very recently by guests Gert and Kathy Walter while snorkeling at our Adventure Island. Some of the most interesting things about the hawksbill: Distinguishing Traits: The hawksbill is easily dis

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