Hatchlings can be seen from mid-January until late March and usually leave their nests at night. If you are lucky enough to see hatchlings emerging from the nest please contact us ASAP. It is very important that you minimise the impact you have on the hatchlings and you can do this by following the guidelines below:
Keep clear of the nest when the hatchlings are emerging. If you are too close, you can push sand into the nest, making it harder for them to emerge from the nest
Keep your lights off! Torches and lamps can easily disorient hatchlings.
When the hatchlings successfully emerge from the nest they will race down to the ocean. Keep out of their way, don’t shine lights at them or use flash photography.
Don’t bring any pets. Pets could harm the hatchlings.
Don’t handle hatchlings! They are responding to many environmental cues as they cross the beach and if you interfere they may not remember how to return to the beach when they mature.