Saturday, May 25, 2024

sea turtle

Turtle nests threatened by development on Ambergris Caye

Improper garbage disposal and new construction/ development continue to threaten turtle nests, and their future is in jeopardy. Residents and developers are asked to proceed with caution to protect these highly threatened species.

May 23, 2013 is World Turtle Day!

The annual May 23 celebration of all turtles has special significance this year as 2013 makes 20 years since Hawksbill Turtles have been protected in Belize

Oil covered turtle rescued and now released

The juvenile Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) that was found covered in crude oil on July 24th was released on Wednesday August 29th after...

Battered young female loggerhead rescued in San Pedro

A young adult female loggerhead sea turtle was rescued off the coast of San Pedro Town after it was sighted in distress by some children

Ailing Hawksbill Turtle being treated in San Pedro

A trapped Hawksbill Turtle was rescued in Hopkins and is now rehabilitating in San Pedro at the Hol Chan Marine Reserve headquarters

First Olive Ridley turtle tagged and released in Belize

The Olive Ridley (OR) is a small sea turtle, with an adult shell length averaging 60 to 70 cm. It has a medium–sized, broad...