A rare sight
On Friday 19th June, the MEPF was lucky enough to witness a sight not seen in Menorca for at least 50-60 years. A loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) was found on Punta Prima beach having just laid eggs and returning to the water.
Experts from the island as well as from Mallorca were immediately called to assess the situation and work out the best plan for their protection.
In the end the experts decided the beach temperature was not warm enough to support their survival and therefore they chose to dig up the 132 eggs and move them to a different beach on Menorca with warmer sand.
The rest were split between incubators at GOB’s animal rescue centre and the Balearic goverment’s animal rescue centre at Palma aquarium.