If you’re even vaguely interested in Malta’s ecological scene, you’ll know that on the 1st August this year, a female loggerhead turtle made her nest at golden bay.
The event was closely watched and the nest closely guarded by volunteers under the direction of Nature Trust Malta to avoid a repeat of the 2012 nesting.
The average number of eggs per nest is 130 and volunteers present for yesterday’s hatching counted around 60 baby turtles making their way to the sea. Just under half but, all things considered, not a bad number! Take a look at the fantastic (and absolutely adorable) hatchlings here.
With the last successful recorded turtle nesting happening in 1960, there’s a lot to be excited about. Good luck baby turtles!
(image from The Times of Malta Online)