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WATCH: 16 hatchlings emerge from Għadira nest during the night

At about 9.30 p.m. last night 16 hatchlings emerged from the turtle nest which had been recorded at Għadira Bay in July.

The Environment and Resources Authority said in a statement it was immediately notified by volunteers of Nature Trust – FEE Malta (NTM), who were present and took action on the ground to guide the hatchlings safely to the water’s edge.

As hatchlings are naturally attracted to moonlight shining on the sea surface, the ERA said it took steps to reduce as much as possible disturbances from artificial light across the bay.

Video footage and photographs: Mark Zammit Cordina/ ERA