Turtle nesting begins - officials ask people to leave the eggs alone
Published: July 7, 2012
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ST. CROIX - The population around the island has been increasing since March, but there is no need to report it to the Census Bureau - it is the birth of hundreds of turtle hatchlings.
The nesting season for Virgin Island leatherback, green, loggerhead and hawksbill sea turtles began in March and continues through December of each year. Several key nesting areas on St. Croix include Buck Island Reef National Monument, Sandy Point, St. Croix's East End beaches and Ha'penny.