Fifty-four sea turtles born on Elba Island.

Fifty-four sea turtles born on Elba Island.

On Galenzana Beach hatched the eggs of the first of six Caretta caretta nests found on the Island. The 54 baby turtles are the first born in Tuscany in 2023

A special day on Elba Island, where 54 sea turtles hatched on Galenzana Beach today. The hatching, the first in Tuscany this year, marks the success of an exceptional year, with as many as 6 turtle nests so far found on Elba, the "capital" island of the Tuscan Archipelago and the Natural Park of the same name.

The nest had been dug on the night of June 15 by a sea turtle on the magnificent and secluded Galenzana beach in the municipality of Campo nell'Elba. Since then it had been secured and constantly monitored by Legambiente volunteers while waiting for the babies to be born.
Saturday, August 5, at 11:25 p.m. the happy event: 51 baby Caretta caretta sea turtles emerged from the nest, swarming on the sand along the track set up in recent days by Legambiente volunteers, who also followed the moment of birth. The miracle was repeated in the following hours, at 1:55 a.m. on Aug. 6, with the hatching of 3 more baby turtles.

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