Sea Turtles on St. Maarten

It is sea turtle nesting season!It is possible to see a sea turtle nesting on various beaches on the island. It is important to remember to give them space and do not shine any bright lights in their direction or this can deter them from nesting. Please read this page to learn more about how … Continue reading Sea Turtles on St. Maarten

Green Iguana

The green iguana (Iguana iguana) is a large, arboreal, mostly herbivorous species of lizard of the genus Iguana.  Otherwise known as the American iguana or the common green iguana. Distribution and Origin The green iguana ranges over a large geographic area, from southern Brazil and Paraguay as far north as Mexico and the Caribbean Islands. It is native to Central, South America, and the Caribbean. In South and Central … Continue reading Green Iguana

Anguilla Bank Bush Anole

These anoles are of small to moderate size for the genus, with a maximum known head-body length of 50 mm in males and 42 mm in females. They are slender and have relatively long snouts, superficially resembling Greater Antillean “grass-bush” anoles. Variation in colour is very pronounced in these lizards. The colour and pattern of … Continue reading Anguilla Bank Bush Anole

Hawksbill Turtle

The Hawksbill is a small sea turtle known for its love of sponges and with the hawk-like beak, from which it gets its common name, enables it to reach into holes and crevices to find sponges and small invertebrates.

Green Sea Turtle

This large sea turtle is named after the green color of its body fat, a coloring that results from the Green Turtle’s unique herbivorous diet.

Leatherback Turtle

The Leatherback Turtle looks quite different from other species of sea turtles because it does not have a hard carapace (shell) like Green, Hawksbill or Loggerhead Turtles; it is instead covered by a grey/black layer of flexible and leathery skin (from which it gets it's name). Its paddle-shaped front flippers do not have claws and … Continue reading Leatherback Turtle

Loggerhead Turtle

Loggerhead Sea Turtles (Caretta caretta) have a very large and thick head which resembles a log (where the turtle gets its name). This species is very important to the ecosystem for several reasons. For example they as these turtles feed on invertebrates the shells pass through their systems and fall back to the ocean floor … Continue reading Loggerhead Turtle