On Friday we had an exciting report from John Ford in Placencia! He was walking the beach on January 19th and found a turtle nest on the beach of CoCoPlum! It was located approximately 35 feet from shore and had about 18 to 24 tracks emerging from the nest - he found one live hatchling stranded upside down on the sand but did exactly as he should and placed in the sea! After a few minutes, the hatchling was headed out to the open ocean! This was a very exciting report and we hope to hear more like it in the coming year! He thought that the hatchling looked like a hawksbill and although he didn't have a camera with him at the time, this photo reminds everyone what a hawksbill hatchling looks like! Remember that a hawskbill hatchling will have 4 lateral scutes and will have white along the edge of their flippers and a light colored plastron! They can also be identified by their asymmetrical flipper tracks in the sand!