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Loggerhead turtle December 03 2007

To watch a turtle laying its eggs or watch baby turtles hatching is a mystical thing. It is now the beginning of turtle season at Wilderness Safari's Rocktail Bay Lodge in the northern reaches of the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park.

Every year, hundreds of loggerhead and leatherback turtles complete their breeding cycle and emerge from the Indian Ocean to lay their eggs on this stretch of coastline.

This has been documented for nearly 40 years by what is now KwaZulu Natal Wildlife. Hatching turtles were tagged (as they still are) and miraculously, decades later, the same turtles return to the identical spot to lay their own eggs.


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