Hatching Of Turtles in Kosi Bay, an attraction near Kosi Bay

Category: Wildlife • Closest town: Kosi Bay • Taken on: 17 Feb 2018
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And we will return in steaming February to witness the energetic frenzy of hatchlings scurrying to the ocean to begin their journey to adulthood.

The eggs can take up to 70 days to hatch, with the hatchlings emerging at night and making their way to the sea from January through to March every year.
Approximately 4 hatchlings from every 1000 are estimated to reach maturity.
Most move by night, but many give in to the urgency and bolt to the ocean by day.
Recent evidence suggests that female turtles return to the beaches where they hatched.
How they know the route back to the spots they hatched on remains a mystery.

Hatching Of Turtles in Kosi Bay. Location of the photos on map:
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Latitude:   -27.0532567593 WGS-84 Lat:  S 27 3.195
Longitude: 32.7783203125 WGS-84 Lon: E 32 46.699
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Hatching Of Turtles 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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