Witnessed Mother Nature in Kagi Maldives
Posted on: 5/22/2021, 12:16:43 PM
On May 15, 2021, a Hawksbill sea turtle laid her eggs at the Kagi Maldives Spa Island beach. The event was held on World Turtle Day, an international observance to raise awareness about the importance of turtle conservation. By the end of July, the resort expects to see the hatchlings emerge.
The IUCN Red List classifies hawksbills, also known as Eretmochelys imbricata, as critically endangered. Hawksbill turtles can lay up to 200 eggs in each nest, which take 45 to 60 days to hatch, according to studies. The resort's 50 all-pool villas are surrounded by a stunning house reef, which is home to many resident sea turtles, some of whom prefer the island resort as their nesting grounds.