One sunny afternoon, our team was called to Grand Anse for a nesting sea turtle. It turned out that we had a very special surprise visit by a male Hawksbill turtle.

This sighting is incredibly rare, as male turtles usually never leave the ocean – it is only the females that come up to lay their eggs.

But this male has been coming up occasionally now to sleep in the sun – a wonderful surprise for the conservationists on their turtle patrols.

This was not the first visit of this turtle; we found a tag (SCA8737) and it seems that he comes at the same time of the day and at the same site. We took some measurements and checked up; it was a healthy turtle.