Published On: Wed, Aug 7th, 2013

Rare Hawksbill sea turtle lays eggs at Lagun beach

Hawksbill sea turtleWILLEMSTAD – During the weekend a Hawksbill sea turtle laid eggs at the Lagun beach, which is at the south west area of the island. The Hawksbill turtle is an endangered species which rarely comes ashore on Curaçao. According to local fishermen that happened most recently in 1990.

The large animal is spotted in the waters around Curacao sometimes. The turtle shell has an average length of about 90 centimeters. The turtle which was on the beach of Lagun is considerably larger: one meter and ten centimeters. That's only four inches below the world largest. Given the size of the shield, experts estimate that the animal should be about 25 to 30 years old.

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