Tag: sea turtles

Turtle release on Governor’s Beach this Saturday

Turtle release on Governor’s Beach this Saturday

| 14/06/2019 | 11 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Turtle Centre is organising a special release tomorrow, Saturday 15 June, on Governor’s Beach to mark World Sea Turtle Day, which falls on Sunday, 16 June. Officials said the nesting season is “off to a good start” as more than 12,000 eggs have been collected at the centre. All visitors […]

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DoE raises alarm over abuse of marine animals

DoE raises alarm over abuse of marine animals

| 18/02/2019 | 64 Comments

(CNS): Following a number of reports of people abusing local marine animals in and around some of Grand Cayman’s favourite attractions, the Department of Environment (DoE) is urging people to follow the law in local waters regarding the handling of starfish, stingrays, turtles and other marine life. In the last month the DoE has received […]

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Farm saved turtles from extinction but survival ratio low

Farm saved turtles from extinction but survival ratio low

| 22/01/2019 | 38 Comments

(CNS): A genetic study into nesting green sea turtles in the Cayman Islands found that the mass releases by the Cayman Turtle Farm (now the Cayman Turtle Centre) in the 1980’s and 1990’s saved them from extinction in the region. But only a small percentage of the 30,000 hatchlings and yearlings released over 20 years […]

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Turtle hotline saves disoriented loggerhead babies

Turtle hotline saves disoriented loggerhead babies

| 11/07/2018 | 14 Comments

(CNS): An intern at the Department of Environment was able to rescue a number of baby loggerhead turtles in the early hours of Tuesday morning thanks to a report from the public that the tiny turtles were heading the wrong way. At this time of year baby turtles are emerging from their nests all along […]

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