Minister considers Maracas Beach nesting zone after 52 turtles hatch

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    A turtle nesting zone is being considered for Maracas Beach after the discovery of hatchlings for the second year in a row.

    This has been confirmed by Tourism Minister Randall Mitchell as the ministry welcomes 52 newly hatched Leatherback Turtles.

    He believes improved management of the beach and the absence of crowds have contributed to the successful hatching.

    Minister Mitchell says a nesting zone would prevent human activity and notes that a No Plastics Zone is also being considered.

    The Leatherback Turtle is an endangered species and T&T is home to one of their largest nesting sites in the world.