Sea Turtles

Four species of marine turtles come ashore to lay their eggs on Bioko Island's southern beaches from November to February:
  • Atlantic Green (Chelonias mydas)
  • Leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea)
  • Hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata)
  • Olive Ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea)
The 2,000-pound leatherback is the most common followed by the green turtle, the olive Ridley and the hawksbill. Check out the Bioko Sea Turtle Project to learn more about BBPP's work with sea turtles.