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Turtle watching , a beautiful experiance around Trinidad

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Turtle watching season is here again, and they are here by the thousands. ive seen them infront of my beach house for 11 years and every year is like the first. a wonderful experiance to share with the family. bye bye.

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    Sounds like fun. Where in Trinidad? How long does the season last? I love turtles and traveled to Borneo primarily to go diving with turtles. I didn't know Trinidad had a healthy turtle population.

    I know people go to Costa Rica to watch turtles hatch -- I didn't know that also happened in Trinidad. Tell us more. Send photos if possible.

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    The ares of Trinidad where the turtles come are Manzanilla beach, Fishing Pond, Matura and Grand rivere . The season starts in March and goes all the way up to late August,early September when mostly hatching can be seen. The size of these turles is what takes my breath away, When I stand with them and touch them I just cant explain the feeling except that I truly believe that our all mighty lord God really gave us a beautiful Green earth to live with and share with all his magnificent creatures like these turtles.
    I remember 10 years ago I woke up one morning and saw 24 pilot whales stranded in fromt of my house. The tide was coming up, I made one phone call and within two hours there was a few thousand people , boat helicopters and by the end of the day we saved 17 whales. I walked back to the house, hugged my wife and cried like a baby. All that I had learned in school couldnt prepare me for what I felt that day. When I was leaning against one of the whales and blocking water from covering its spout, the warm air that I felt from its spout. I was shocked ,this animal was not just a fish, this was a warm blooded mammal, I felt its pain, Just like I feel the pain of the turtles when they are looking for a spot that is just right for them to lay their eggs.
    Every time I experiance turtle season I experiance something new. This year I find myself really admireing how these big girls conceal the eggs which they have just layed. Its an amazing instinct that they just no how to do. There is sadness to this story and that is there are /is a large barbaric population that hunts these beautiful animals , but things are gettng better more rangers are on the beach. The more people come to see them the less chance the hunters have to harm them. Children in schools are being educated so that they dont grow up to be like some of there parents. What Ive learnt about myself is that everything I experiance especially with Gods animals I unlock emotions I didnt know I had. I say this to all, experiance all you can and unlock emotions you never knew you had. Take care everyone bye bye.

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