The Department of Parks wishes to inform the public that the beach at Alexandra Battery, located in St. George's, is currently closed to public use as a turtle nest was discovered yesterday in the middle of the beach.
The beach will be closed until at least Wednesday 19th August 2015.
Staff from the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo are currently stationed at the beach to monitor the hatchlings and, along with Parks rangers, will advise anyone who visits the site of the closure. Maintenance staff from the Department of Parks have been instructed not to rake the beach until receiving clearance from the Department of Conservation Services. The public will be informed when the beach is reopened for use.
In total 15 hatchlings have been found - 12 of which have been released to sea.
Stay tuned for further updates and photos.
Bermuda Green Turtle Hatchling
Video of Green Turtle hatchling making its way out to sea, from the first nest documented in Bermuda in 100 years. This was the last of 90+ that are believed to have successfully hatched from this nest around August 16th 2015, at Buildings Bay in St George’s.Nonsuch Expeditions - Bermuda on Wednesday, August 19, 2015
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