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Sea turtle lays eggs at Santo Domingo’s beach in plain daylight

Santo Domingo.-  In an unusual case of hawksbill turtles that normally lay their eggs at night, surprised onlookers observed one laying more than 80 eggs around 10:2 am Thursday at Guibia, the National District’s only public beach.

The Environment Ministry said it’s a case rarely seen in the Dominican Republic in recent years. “The natural and traditional spawning cycle of this type of marine species in Dominican beaches is regularly in the evening hours.”

It said the 89 eggs laid were in the first nest of the hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricate) reported at Guibia in the current season. “The eggs which the hawksbill laid are protected 24 hours by members of the National Environmental Protection Service (Senpa), who since September care eggs which another hawksbill, Güiby, laid on the beach.

Environment said there are in two nests at Güibia beach, of the four sea turtle species that call the Dominican Republic home.

Source: DT

July 15, 2016

Category: DR News |

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