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Baby Turtles Emerge from Seven Mile Beach!

Annual Turtle Nesting Returns to Grand Cayman

It’s that time of the year again – and while it’s not Christmas, we have been given some amazing presents: baby turtles are hatching on Seven Mile Beach!

If you want to witness firsthand one of nature’s miracles as newborn turtles emerge from their nests to make the treacherous journey to the Caribbean Sea, now is your chance.

The Department of the Environment usually makes time to do public excavations of the turtle nests so you can have a chance to see wild turtles nest and possibly some hatchlings.

When you do stop by Seven Mile Beach, be sure to adhere to these simple rules:

  1. No flash photography and no bright lights – lights can disorient the baby turtles and damage their eyes. Instead, if you would like photos of the turtle nests, nesting turtles, or hatchlings, please contact the Department of the Environment ([email protected]).
  2. Observe, don’t touch!

If you have any questions, see turtle tracks, find baby turtles or require information on shading essential lighting, please contact the Department of Environment:

DoE Turtle hotline: 938-NEST (938-6378)

DoE General: 949-8469 Emergencies: Marine Enforcement 916-4271 or 911
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Please be respectful to the animals as you enjoy one of the most magical times of year on Grand Cayman!