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Shell Beach

  • Vicinity: Atlantic coast of North Guyana
  • Type: Beach
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Terrestrial Feature

Shell Beach on the Atlantic coast of Guyana near the border with Venezuela, is a notable 145 km (90 mi) shell fragment beach and nesting site for four species of marine turtles, Leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), Green (Chelonia mydas), Hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) and Olive Ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea). Sea turtles lay their eggs during a nocturnal 3 hour effort, March to August every year. A grass roots effort to protect the turtles from hunters was spearheaded in the 1980s by Dr Peter Pritchard and former sea turtle hunter, Audley James, and continues today. - AsNotedIn

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Particulars for Shell Beach:
Subject Animals
Physiographic Coastal Environ
Locale Type Natural Environ
Historic Use Natural Feature
Animal Sea turtle
Sight Category Terrestrial Feature

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