Leatherback turtle nesting in daylight on Barbados’ East coast

Dear Barbados Free Press,

I spotted this leatherback turtle nesting along the east coast at the end of May. The sighting drew a large crowd of both locals and visitors. It is a very rare occurrence to see them nesting and even rarer to see them nesting during the day. I thought you might enjoy these pictures for your publication.

Christian Payne

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Filed under Barbados, Nature, Wildlife

5 responses to “Leatherback turtle nesting in daylight on Barbados’ East coast

  1. Mathilde

    holy cow look at the SIZE of that lady! (the turtle!!) She’s lovely, must be a 100 years old 🙂

  2. Simone

    Wow! Nature at its most awesome!

  3. Facts

    Whoever kills and eats these animals should be locked up!

  4. Young girl

    I have witnessed this back in the 80’s with my husband. We had to beg for the turtle’s life. Some local young boys wanted to cut her up.

  5. Facts

    Young girl,
    It hasn’t stopped.