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Hawksbill release plan not ‘a feasible venture’

A plan for a new facility to breed critically endangered hawksbill turtles on Cayman Brac “does not appear to be a feasible venture,” according...

Turtle-watch project gets go-ahead

A campaign to put one of Cayman’s most popular turtle nesting beaches under round-the-clock surveillance has hit its fundraising target.

Turtle-friendly lighting to become mandatory on key nesting beaches

Beachside developments that fail to install ‘turtle-friendly’ lighting within three years could face prosecution under new proposals to protect sea turtles.

Six turtles released into wild

The Cayman Islands Turtle Centre released six two-year-old ‘head-started’ turtles into the sea at Governors Beach on Saturday, watched by hundreds of residents and tourists.

Sharp drop in nesting turtle numbers

Despite threats from poachers, plastic pollution, coastal development and now sargassum seaweed, researchers remain optimistic about the long-term survival of the Cayman Islands nesting sea turtle population.

Hatch of the day

Researchers in Little Cayman witnessed a rare sight last week as all three species of sea turtles found in the Cayman Islands hatched on the same beach on the same night.

Nesting turtle rescued from poachers

A large nesting turtle was rescued after being dragged off a West Bay beach by poachers – the fifth recorded instance of suspected turtle poaching this year.

Sunbathing turtle makes rare appearance on beach

Beachgoers got a rare treat last week when a large sea turtle dragged herself out of the ocean and on to Seven Mile Beach.

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