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And they’re off

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And they’re off

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IT WAS a send-off like no other.
Scores of locals and visitors gathered at Batts Rock, St Michael, on Tuesday night to bid farewell to a number of sea turtle hatchlings.
And these hatchlings were extra special.
The 68-day-old hawksbills were the survivors from the female turtle that was brutally killed, in an act of poaching, at Holetown Beach about two months ago. Over 170 eggs had been removed from the female turtle’s body and 68 of them hatched. (HLE)
Here, Barbados Sea Turtle Project volunteer Thea Rogier and one of the many children who turned up giving a helping hand to some of the hatchlings on Tuesday night.