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Turtle tragedy – better lighting would save baby greens

  Scores of baby turtles found dead on West Bay road over the weekend has seen fresh calls for better lighting to avoid such tragedies. On Friday, more than 60 endangered baby green turtles were confused by lights and many were found dead on West Bay Road close to Cemetery Beach. After hatching, the …

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Trash buster Zaim, 8, is on a mission 

Eagle-eyed beachcomber Zaim Ebanks is a kid on a mission to clean up Cayman. But the 8-year-old was left stunned after discovering a dead baby turtle in Styrofoam. Zaim and his big sister Taura regularly take part in beach clean-ups countrywide. It was during a recent trek on the beach near South Sound the …

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Turtle saved from poachers

A large green sea turtle who found herself stuck behind ironshore rocks has been saved from poachers. The four-foot adult female was discovered by a resident trapped after nesting on a beach. The Department of Environment has chosen not to name the beach – as it’s a regular spot used …

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Turtle nesting “off to a great start”

  By Charles Duncan Turtles have started to come home to Cayman for nesting season. Volunteers and officials with the Department of Environment have counted 53 nests so far this year across the islands. The DOE’s Janice Blumenthal said: “Turtle nesting season 2017 is off to a great start with …

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Season’s first turtle nest hatches in Little Cayman

A small group of lucky and excited turtle watch volunteers got to witness the hatching of the island’s first turtle nest of the season on Saturday evening, 5 July, at a Little Cayman beach. Observation of the special event is the ultimate payoff for the volunteers who work with the Cayman Islands …

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