El Nido Resorts welcomed 35 more little turtles to El Nido when a nest of hawksbill sea turtle eggs hatched last March 19 in Dilumacad Island. What made it even more special was that our guests witnessed their release into the ocean, including four of the eight guests who joined our Turtle Tracking Tour two days before.
From the beach of Dilumacad Island, these baby hawksbill sea turtles will head out to the open ocean, where they’ll live and feed in floating mats of seaweed. They’ll be 10 to 15 years old when they finally return to the reef and start feeding on sponges. As female sea turtles return to the beach where they were born to lay their own eggs, we’re looking forward to seeing even more baby turtles in Dilumacad in 20 to 30 years 🙂
- Totally Awesome, Dude! (elnidoenvironment.wordpress.com)