Everyone ran to our turtle hatchery at the shout. The turtle eggs that were laid in mid July by a large mama turtle hatched yesterday. We gathered staff and guests to help the small turtles to sea. Of the 109 turtle eggs we gathered, 107Â hatched. Very impressive.
We “woke up” the baby turtles in salt water, and then released them on the beach, while making sure no predators took the opportunity for an easy meal. Most of the turtles knew exactly where to go, while we willingly helped the few that lost their way on the beach.
Afterwards, one of our lucky guests exclaimed “That was magical. I have always wanted to experience this!” Nature is awesome here at Escape.