Turtle Nesting In Kosi Bay, an attraction near Kosi Bay

Category: Wildlife • Closest town: Kosi Bay • Taken on: 18 Nov 2018
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Every year a spectacular event happens along the Kosi coast line this being Turtle Nesting Season. The season opens in October with the first female loggerhead and leatherback turtles coming ashore to lay their eggs.
The season ends around the end of February when the hatchlings have made their attempt to reach the sea and carry on the cycle.

Both the leatherback and loggerhead turtles are migratory covering vast distances in the ocean and only returning to the birthplace after 25 or more years of maturity.

These large turtles are under extreme pressure to survive only about 2 out of a 1000 or more hatchlings will make it to egg laying maturity and of these 2 one could be male.

This is an experience that should not be missed if you are in the area over the nesting period.

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Latitude:   -26.8181895066 WGS-84 Lat:  S 26 49.091
Longitude: 32.8758239746 WGS-84 Lon: E 32 52.549
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Turtle Nesting In Kosi Bay is part of:
Kosi Bay Nature Reserve Attractions
Kosi Bay Nature Reserve Attractions
Nearby attractions:
Zululand Attractions
Zululand Attractions
Kosi Bay Attractions
Kosi Bay Attractions

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