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Sea turtle lays eggs at Dominican Republic city beach in plain daylight

Sea turtle lays eggs at Dominican Republic city beach in plain daylight
Santo Domingo.- Surprised onlookers observed one sea turtle laying more than 80 eggs in plains daylight at Guibia, the Dominican Republic District’s only public beach. Was a very unusual case because the hawksbill turtles normally lay their eggs at night.

The Environment Ministry said it’s a case rarely seen in the Dominican Republic in recent years. “The natural and traditional spawning cycle of this type of marine species in Dominican beaches is regularly in the evening hours.”

It said the 89 eggs laid were in the first nest of the hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricate) reported at Guibia in the current season. “The eggs which the hawksbill laid are protected 24 hours by members of the National Environmental Protection Service (Senpa), who since September care eggs which another hawksbill, Güiby, laid on the beach.

Source: Dominican Today

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