Saturday, May 25, 2024

Turtle Nesting Season

Turtle Nesting Season Under Threat from Human Activity

The 2022 Turtle Nesting Season is underway, with nests already registered on the beaches of North Ambergris Caye. While the island has long been a hot spot for turtle nesting, the increase in human activity has threatened the health of a successful nesting season in recent years. According to Hol Chan Marine Reserve, the local authorities in charge of monitoring and recording the nesting season on Ambergris Caye, the main areas are from Punta Azul to Robles Beach and the Rocky Point area.

Development continues to threaten turtle nesting on Ambergris Caye

As the 2018 sea turtles nesting season continues, Hol Chan Marine Reserve (HCMR) personnel have been monitoring what seems to be a very active season.

Hol Chan hopes for an improved turtle nesting season

The 2017 turtle nesting season is fast approaching, and soon, the female sea turtles will lay their eggs throughout Ambergris Caye’s nesting grounds.

Turtle nesting sites being assessed after Hurricane Earl

After Category 1 Hurricane Earl made landfall in Belize, there was only hope that the turtle nests were not affected.

Turtle Nesting season has begun

2016 Turtle Nesting Season has officially commenced and biologists at the Ambergris Caye Marine Turtle Program are observing nests at Robles Point.

Turtle Nesting season is at its peak!

The sea turtle nesting season runs from May-November of each year, with July being the peak nesting period. Reports are that this year’s nest...

Largest number of turtle nests recorded on Ambergris Caye in 2013

While the number of turtle nests recorded was larger than 2012, reports indicate that hatching success went down by over 11%.