Oct-March – You can see turtles laying eggs on our 4 beaches.
December-end of April – Baby turtles hatching, the process takes 7-8 weeks.
All year round we have adult Turtles swimming in the bay.
Our Marine Sanctuary is named Turtle Bay due to the many Turtles that live and breed here. Its a 28 hectare cove that is protected by our conservation program. We thank the Municipality office in San Vicente for granting us a permit for the last 9 years. This has enabled us to protect the whole bay from illegal fisherman, which in turn has helped our main aim to protect and aid the fragile eco system living under the sea, corals, beautiful sea life and the Turtles. We have protected and released over 7000 baby turtles back into the sea.
The seven sea turtle species that grace our oceans, 5 off which can be found in the Philippines. At Secret Paradise Resort, we regulary get many Hawksbill and Green turtles.
Hawksbill Turtle Critically Endangered. Named for its sharp, pointed beak, the hawksbill feeds primarily on reef sponges, invertebrate organisms whose bodies contain tiny indigestible glass needles. The hawksbill has a beautiful, translucent shell, which has long been exploited for use in tortoiseshell jewelry. Though international trade of tortoiseshell has been prohibited, illegal trafficking continues. Adult size, length 75-90 cm. Hatchings Lay 120-200 eggs per clutch. Lay 2-5 per season. The Hawksbill are probably the most endangered sea turtle population in the world. The adult turtle reaches sexual maturity around 20-30 years old.
Green Turtle Endangered, The green turtle has the most numerous and widely dispersed nesting sites of the seven species, and was once highly sought after for its body fat a key ingredient in the popular delicacy, green turtle soup. Although it has become illegal to trade them in many parts of the world, green turtles and their eggs continue to be consumed. Nesting areas throughout tropical regions are often on islands and coral atolls. Adult size length 80-120 cm. Hatching 80-120 eggs per clutch. Lay 2-5 times per season. Reproduce every 2-4 years. The adult turtle reaches sexual maturity around 20-30 years old.
See our own turtle videos on youtube.com/secretparadiseresort or facebook.com/secretparadiseresort, where we have over 80,000 likes. Help us to protect more Turtles, by liking us.
Our goal and mission is to protect and aid the survival of the marine turtles. If you would like to take part in this great cause by sponsoring a turtle.
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