Turtle Hatching in Mafia Island


The months of June and July have seen the beginning of the turtle hatching in Mafia Island and the start of the new breeding season. An amazing sight is to see the hatchlings crawling to the sea while adults swim just offshore (as if waiting for their “babies”); we have never witnessed that before.

The nest that hatched last week was set back quite a distance from the seashore, and when one considers the size of the creature and the energy it needs to reach the sea and start its new life it is simply extraordinary that a small round egg like a pingpong ball can achieve all this…..This is certainly an experience not to be missed when visiting Mafia in June – August.


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