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  •  Never had the opportunity to watch a hatching... (9+ / 0-)

    but when were cruising in Costa Rica we had the opportunity to watch a nest being dug and eggs laid. And we got to see it up close! We were invited to dinner by a couple who had a house right on the beach. We were there about an hour and we look over and here comes this big turtle who starts digging her nest about 5 feet away from us. It took a couple hours to complete before she crawled back to the seas. It was quite a thrill!

    Just a few weeks ago, here in the Solomon Islands, we saw our first Leather Back turtle. It was huge. At least 6 feet long. The biggest turtle we have ever seen. I thought I was about to run over a log and turned to avoid it and we sailed right past it. It was only a foot or so away from the boat. We didn't realize just how big those Leather Backs can get.

    We love seeing them!!!

    Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.

    by reflectionsv37 on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 04:06:51 PM PST

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