While here, they’re mating, birthing calves, nursing and preparing the calves for the long swim back to their summer feeding grounds near Alaska.
Learn more about Humpback Whales on Wikipedia.
- They like to hide in caves and under rocks
- To breathe they need to surface
- Turtles are protected
- They can be over 100 years old
- They can grow up to five feet long
- They can reach 700 pounds
At Coral Gardens, and at our favorite, protected Turtle Town cove, one of the amazing things you’ll see is the “turtle detailing center.”
A turtle will swim into a particular area, lay in the sand, and two dozen small Trigger Fish swim back and forth like little vacuum cleaners, feeding all over the turtle for a few minutes. Then the turtle will swim off and another will come in and the process repeats. Have you ever seen anything like that?
Call ahead, and we’ll let King Turtle know you’re coming!