The Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas): mating, nesting and hatching on a farm



The collection of eggs from wild rookeries for incubation and hatching on the Mariculture Ltd farm on Grand Cayman Island, BWI, was described in the previous paper. It was realized, however, that this method of stocking the farm must sooner or later be superseded by the production of farm-laid eggs, and at an early stage a start was made on the task of establishing a breeding colony. The necessary collection of adult turtles and progress in breeding to the end of 1973 is described in the present paper.