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August 02, 2020 - Times of Malta

MALTA: More than 60 turtle eggs hatch at Ramla Bay in Gozo

MALTA: More than 60 turtle eggs hatch at Ramla Bay in Gozo
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More than 60 turtle eggs hatched on Ramla Bay overnight between Saturday and Sunday, as the first confirmed turtle nest in Gozo in 70 years came to fruition.

Nature Trust Malta said that eggs began hatching at 1.50am and that 62 hatchlings had been counted as of 6.45am. A loggerhead turtle laid the eggs at the Gozitan beach last May and the nesting site was subsequently cordoned off by environmental authorties.

Nature Trust volunteers kept watch of the site day and night, to ensure the eggs remained undisturbed.

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