IN PICTURES: Successful Loggerhead Turtle Nest Hatching at Golden Bay

 

About 50 turtle hatchlings have emerged from the turtle nest at Ir-Ramla tal-Mixquqa (Golden Bay) this night, after a successful period of incubation.

The Environment and Resources Authority (ERA), together with Nature Trust – FEE Malta (NTM) and volunteers, are on site to ensure appropriate protection to the hatchlings and to guide them safely to the water’s edge.

 

 

Hatchlings are naturally attracted to moon light shining on the sea surface and their first response, upon emerging from the eggs, is to swim towards light.

 

 

In a statement ERA thanked NTM, the Ministry for the Environment, Climate Change and Planning (MECP) and all volunteers who contributed their time to achieve the protection of this species and the strengthening of the marine biodiversity in Malta. ERA also thanks all other entities that cooperated in this event.

 

Photos: Mark Zammit Cordina / ERA

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