Turtle question for snorkelers...

by Tere @, Saturday, September 04, 2021, 09:30 (50 days ago)

I've seen lots of large turtles while snorkeling - the smallest being about 8 inches across. Has anyone seen smaller turtles - between hatchling size and big turtles?

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Turtle question for snorkelers...

by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Saturday, September 04, 2021, 11:59 (50 days ago) @ Tere

We see them when we are paddling our SUP's.

Turtle question for snorkelers...

by Tere @, Sunday, September 05, 2021, 09:15 (49 days ago) @ Talley Ho

You see little ones? Between the sizes of the ones that beach and lay eggs and the released new hatchlings. I've never seen them! Cool to see the big ones, though!

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Turtle question for snorkelers...

by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Sunday, September 05, 2021, 10:37 (49 days ago) @ Tere

Yes, we do see little ones occasionally. Probably start seeing them any day now because there should be a lot of them hatching.

Turtle question for snorkelers...

by Tere @, Monday, September 06, 2021, 08:51 (48 days ago) @ Talley Ho

Thanks! Wondered where they went! We mostly snorkel mostly closer to open ocean, so maybe the bigger turtles are there.

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Turtle question for snorkelers...

by hromero ⌂ @, Tuesday, September 07, 2021, 16:29 (47 days ago) @ Tere

Based on what I have read baby turtles quickly make their way to the deep sea and seaweed patches in the middle of the ocean where they can find shelter, food and warmer water. They don't stick around here for very long until they are adults and ready to lay eggs. That is my understanding as a laymen who has been interested in their life cycles.

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Turtle question for snorkelers...

by Tere @, Wednesday, September 08, 2021, 11:29 (46 days ago) @ hromero

Well, that explains it! Thanks!