How fun to be poised on the bow with my telephoto ready to shoot at the first hint of this elusive fish!
Later that night we went ashore to watch the return of nesting green sea turtles to their natal beaches to lay eggs. The huge females would first dig out a body pit with her front flippers, then delicately carve out an egg chamber with her back flippers. Once the chamber was ready each female would deposit roughly 100 eggs into the chamber. The eggs looked like ping pong balls as they began to fill the hole mom had just made. When she was finally done laying eggs the female would cover the chamber first, then crawl forward and fill in the body pit. Just watching all that work was exhausting!