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Galley Bay Turtles

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Galley Bay Turtles

Heading to Galley Bay at the end of June , I understand .. the leatherback turtles use a section of the beach to lay their eggs , can anyone tell me if we're likely to see turtles in June / July

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1. Re: Galley Bay Turtles

The turtles can spawn anytime between February and July but usually towards the end of that period..

They do so at night without exception.

WARNING if a turtle comes up on the beach while you are there PLEASE PLEASE leave it alone.

We have seen tourists gathering around them flashing away with their Cameras and Mobile phones including the occasional idiot who shoves their camera practically into the face of the poor creature. All they are doing is disorienting it completely and if she has already laid her eggs she can get confused as to the direction back to the water. At GB PLEASE stay on the board walk outside the Sea Grape and Teepee.

Give them a chance, after all how would you like it if a dozen people rushed into the Delivery Room while you were giving birth shouting and flashing away in your face?

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2. Re: Galley Bay Turtles

Thanks XRBC , and don't worry , wouldn't dream of interfering , just wondered if we'd have the opportunity

to actually see one of these magnificent creatures [from a suitable distance] , one of our reasons for choosing this resort is for the eco friendly environment , bird sanctuary and snorkeling

Edited: 7:36 am, April 07, 2014
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3. Re: Galley Bay Turtles

Hey BeanieScotland,

While leatherback and green turtles do occasionally lay their eggs on Antiguan beaches, hawksbills are far more frequent. The EAG (Environmental Awareness Group) will be having organised turtle watches during the summer. Usually these turtle watches take you to Long Island, where there is yearly research on the turtles and the most common nesting spot in Antigua.

The research students and scientists will allow you the opportunity to handle these endangered species without harming them in any way. I would suggest that you email the EAG at eagantigua@gmail.com and request more information and book your spot., as space is limited and are often booked months in advance.

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