Oracabessa Bay Turtle Project
Replies: 3 - Last Post: Aug 29, 2013 8:00 PM Last Post By: ackeepod
Aug 24, 2013 10:31 AM
Oracabessa Bay Turtle Projecthttp://www.thisisjamaica.com.jm/oracabessa-bay-turtle-project.php
Aug 24, 2013 6:39 PM
Aug 26, 2013 7:17 AM
2I once got the chance to see these magnificent creatures lay their eggs on the coast in Costa Rica.
The village people had turned from collecting the eggs to eat and sell to giving tours to actually see them lay the eggs. This turned out to be much more profitable to the villages then collecting and selling the eggs. Of course I sure the turtles was happy also. :>)
Hope this continue in Jamaica !!
ONE LOVE !!
Aug 29, 2013 8:00 PM
3NHSJ Field Trip to the Oracabessa Fish Sancturay and to Watch the Hatching of Sea Turtles
DATE: Saturday, August 31st, 2013
MEETING: 1 p.m. at the Salt and Pepper Bed & Breakfast Guest House in Oracabessa. It is a blue house (see image below) from colonial times situated between Boscobel and Gibraltar (13 Main Road).
Registration: No registration
Route: Coming from Ocho Rios, the guest house is located on the right hand side about 500m west of the Shell filling station in Oracabessa.
Costs: 300 J$ for members, 500 J$ for non-members (donation to the Oracabessa Fish Sanctuary)
Activities: We will gather at the Guest House, where you can buy refreshments (water,
coffee, sandwiches, German pastries). Bathrooms are available.
At. 2. p.m. we are expected at the Oracabessa Fish Sancturay. Coming from Ocho
Rios, we take the first left turn after the Oracabessa Police Station and follow that road
all the way down to the sea. There is a blue refurbished container, which is the office of
the Oracabessa Fish Sancturay. The manager, Mr. Inilek Wilmot, and the “turtle man”,
Mr. Mel Tennant, will give presentations on the Sanctuary and the sea turtles
respectively. 15 – 20 min tours of the sanctuary are possible in their patrol boat. There
might be some waiting time for the boat trips. Oracabessa provides a number of cook
shops (250 – 450 J$). At James Bond Beach there is a kitchen, and it is quite scenic
with a view of the sanctuary. Food will cost between 350 and 600 J$ there.
At 5.00 p.m, we will head for the beach to watch the hatching of sea turtles. An end is
expected at 7.00 p.m. Participants, who do not want to return the same day are referred
to the Salt and Pepper Bed & Breakfast Guest House in Oracabessa
(http://www.bboracabessa.com/) for rooms. Further away is the Casa Maria Hotel
Further away is the Casa Maria Hotel
(http://casamariahotel.net/). Please make your own bookings.
The activities involve only a minor hike and are suitable for senior members and friends.
To bring: Carry sun protection and comfortable walking shoes.
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