The Department of Fisheries and Marine Resources (DFMR) would like to announce the beginning of the sea turtle nesting season in Anguilla. Although turtles are known to nest throughout the year, peak activity occurs between March and September.
During these months the department puts a special focus on documenting any nesting or nest hatching activity. All species of sea turtle are considered threatened or endangered and four of these species are known to live in Anguillian waters. Three species – The Leatherback, Hawksbill & Green – have so far been recorded nesting around the island and it’s offshore cays, while the Loggerhead Sea Turtle has been sighted in our waters but nesting has not yet been confirmed. Although DFMR conducts morning beach surveys at key locations to document activity, a key role can be played by beach-goers that notice signs of activity (see photograph).
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