Komandoo Maldives Resort has announced that the property is expecting turtle hatchlings in the coming November.
The resort, in an announcement made on their website, said a turtle nested on the island's beach on September 15, 2020.
"..a turtle nested on the beach of our island, covering her clutch of eggs with sand before returning to the sea, she will not return to the nest,"
Though the incubation time for turtle eggs varies on temperature and depth of the nest, it takes 49 to 62 days for hatching in the Maldives.
According to studies made in Lhaviyani Atoll by the Olive Ridley Project, Hawksbill turtles and Green turtles lay over 200 eggs and up to 174 eggs respectively. Komandoo says in their local nest, they expect over 100 eggs.
"Once mature enough, the baby turtles will use their caruncle to break the eggs. Their siblings will be doing the same at the same time. It will take them 3-5 days to emerge from the nest--there's a lot of digging to do for those very small flippers!" said Komandoo Maldives.
Turtle hatchlings emerge mostly at night when the temperature is cool with a low probability of predators on the beach. Once the juvenile reptiles make it out of their nests, they scutter across the beach to the ocean.
"For every 1,000 hatchlings, it is thought that just one will survive long enough to reach maturity and be able to reproduce," said Komandoo Resort.