The Cayman Turtle Farm will try again for a major turtle release this Sunday, after the previous event was cancelled because of weather conditions.
The release has been scheduled for 4pm on Sunday, 18 November, at the North Sound Golf Club property in Grand Cayman.
One hundred and fifty turtles will be released into the wild as part of the Cayman Islands annual Pirates Week festivities.
That number is far more than the Cayman Turtle Farm has released in recent years during the annual event, largely because of what the farm said was a record number of hatchlings seen at the facility this year.
Past years have seen a limited number of juvenile turtles, usually between 10 and 15, set into the wild.
The 2011 Pirates Week festivities saw a much higher number of turtles released – about 50. However, many of those were smaller hatchling turtles and not juveniles ages 18 months and 2 years.