Maracas Beach being considered a nesting zone for turtles

Maracas Beach being considered a nesting zone for turtles

Tourism Minister, Randall Mitchell, said consideration is being given to naming Maracas Beach a turtle nesting zone, following the discovery of hatchlings there for the second year in a row.

Fifty-two newly hatched Leatherback Turtles were welcomes and released into the waters of Maracas Bay yesterday.

Mitchell believes improved management of the beach and the absence of crowds have contributed to the successful hatching.

He said a nesting zone would prevent human activity and notes that a No Plastics Zone is also being considered.

The Leatherback Turtle is an endangered species and T&T is home to one of their largest nesting sites in the world.

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