The Incubation Greenhouse gives Thousands of
Precious Sea Turtles the Gift of Life!
About our Science Based Conservation
Sea Turtle nests require a minimum of 26 degrees celcius
for successful incubation. When temperatures drop below 26 half way through the incubation process the embryos development
suffers greatly. The baby sea turtles are born with deformations, blindness and can even die. You can see from the graphs
below, each year in November /December the temperature drops far below 26. The Incubation Greenhouse raises the Sand Temperature
allowing nests to incubate successfully and even balance gender ratios! Each year we incubate approximately 10,000 endangered
eggs in the greenhouse.