Turtle Tourism

PIERRO GUERRINI

Think Trinidad and the image that comes to mind is carnival. But far more exotic than the antics of Mardi Gras are the nocturnal activities now getting under way on the sandy beaches of the island's northeastern coast. Every year from March to August, hundreds of giant leatherback turtles — the world's largest reptiles — heave themselves out of the sea to lay and bury eggs on the beach before returning to their tireless traversal of the world's oceans. Two months later tiny hatchlings dig their way out of the sand and head for the sea to continue [an error occurred while processing this directive]the leatherback...

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