Turtle hatching and hatchling release

July 21September 30

North Cyprus is one of the few turtle nesting areas in the Mediterranean. Every year student volunteers study these animals. Around 60 days after laying, the eggs begin to hatch. The volunteers give any stragglers a hand once the sun starts going down, and you can watch this.
Booking is not necessary, however there is not an excavation every day, and normally not on Sundays. Public excavations will be announced on the turtle blog. You can also call their information line, 0533 879 8533, after 9.30am.

Excavations are open to all and are normally around 6pm, leaving the Goat Shed at 5pm. However, release of the hatchlings will be after the beach is closed and do have to be booked.
Green turtle laying eggs on the beach at night.
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Was born and raised in London and first came to North Cyprus as a child where he lived for two and a half years. The Island left a long lasting impression on him, for after travelling the world and experiencing many different cultures and ways of life, Cyprus was always there. Sal, as his friends call him, has always had a passion for Art & Design and studied the subject for over ten years and resulted in him specializing in the design and production of contemporary furniture. He has worked in this field for twenty years now. After not having visited the Island for fifteen years he followed his heart back to North Cyprus, where he’s lived for the last four years. Now Sal works on a creative basis for NC Magazine.