50 hatchlings emerge from Golden Bay turtle nest

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

About 50 turtle hatchlings emerged from the turtle nest at Ir-Ramla tal-Mixquqa (Golden Bay) last night, after a successful period of incubation.

The Environment and Resources Authority (ERA), together with Nature Trust – FEE Malta (NTM) and volunteers, were on site to ensure appropriate protection to the hatchlings and to guide them safely to the water’s edge.

Mark Zammit Cordina/ERA

Hatchlings are naturally attracted to moon light shining on the sea surface and their first response, upon emerging from the eggs, is to swim towards light.

ERA thanked NTM, the Ministry for the Environment, Climate Change and Planning (MECP) and all the volunteers who contributed their time to achieve the protection of this species and the strengthening of the marine biodiversity in Malta. ERA also thanked all other entities that cooperated in this event.