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Green Turtle

Green Turtle

Feeding & nesting on the beaches of St Helena

What you need to know about the Green Turtle

Green turtles (Chelonia mydas) hold a special place in the coastal waters and beaches around St. Helena, where they are cherished for their majestic presence and important role in marine ecosystems. These gentle giants, known for their smooth, olive-colored carapaces and distinctive paddle-like flippers, return to the island's sandy shores to nest year after year. Witnessing a female green turtle emerge from the ocean under the moonlit sky to lay her eggs is a breathtaking experience, highlighting their incredible navigation skills and dedication to perpetuating their species. Hatchlings, mere inches long, bravely embark on their perilous journey from nest to sea, evoking admiration and concern among locals and visitors alike. As ambassadors of ocean conservation, efforts to protect green turtles on St. Helena involve monitoring nesting sites, reducing threats from fishing gear, and raising awareness about the importance of preserving their habitats. By safeguarding these ancient mariners and their nesting grounds, St. Helena ensures that future generations can continue to marvel at the resilience and beauty of these remarkable sea turtles.

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Green Turtle

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