Boa Vista: Will it be another record nesting season?
Due to the lockdown, this year we started the direct beach protection measures on Boa Vista a few days delayed. However, it soon became clear that this nesting season of loggerhead turtles, beginning in June every year, would be extraordinary in other respects as well: Very soon, an unusually large number of turtles began to climb the beaches, and if it continues like this, this year will close with a new record number of nests! Fortunately, our initial fear that poaching would also increase due to a sharp rise in unemployment did not come true. This is in part attributable to the increased beach patrols by special teams using species protection dogs and night vision drones.
Photo: From September onward, freshly hatched baby turtles can be observed regularly on the nightly beaches on their way to the sea. Here, a morning straggler.