At Constance Lémuria we rescued 135 green turtle eggs from Grande Anse Kerlan to protect them from natural predators.
The rescue formed part of our turtle preservation program which we run in conjunction with the Marine Conservation Society Seychelles.
The eggs, collected by turtle manager Robert Matombe and landscape manager Adrian, have been placed in a box and covered with sand so that they can safely hatch some time in the next 8 weeks.
As soon as they hatch, Robert will release the baby turtles safely on to the beach so they can find their way to the ocean.
Endangered green and hawksbill turtles regularly visit the beaches of Constance Lémuria between June and September to lay eggs so our turtle manager patrols every day to make sure mother, eggs (and eventually hatchlings) are safe from natural predators like crabs and rats.
A mother green turtle can return to the same spot up to five times at two week intervals to lay so Roger and Adrian plan to camp on the beach to see the mother and collect any future eggs.
Roger was able to identify the eggs as belonging to a green turtle from the markings the female left on the beach which are larger than those of a hawksbill.
Roger welcomes guest interest and involvement at Constance Lemuria showing guests how to help and observe these splendid creatures without causing them any harm or distress.
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