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Green Turtle Cay is perfect for finding sea life – gorgeous beaches, little coves, bigger sounds, and shallow lagoons.   We’re on a mooring in White Sound.  Just because.  We’re lounging in Motu Iti’s cockpit when we spy turtles sticking up their heads to breathe.

Not far from our boat.

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We decide to climb into our dinghy and look for turtles in the shallow lagoon that runs along White Sound’s east side.

First we find a big fat sea star.

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And some orange coral.

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Baby mangroves shoot up far out in the lagoon – way beyond the shore where the rest of the mangroves are clustered.

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Then we find turtles.

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Swimming underwater, in front of the dinghy.

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These are green sea turtles, common in tropical and sub-tropical waters.

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Hunted for years because they supposedly have the best meat for turtle soup, they are now on the US Endangered and Threatened Species list.

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Green turtles are herbivores, favoring sea weed and algae.  Beautiful and graceful-looking, they average 3 – 4 feet long.

Here’s the last picture of sea life from our dinghy ride.  Motu Iti is the smaller boat right under the plane.

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The float plane circles and makes low swoops over the lagoon, but it never lands.

Here’s Motu Iti, on her mooring.

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We’re just chillin’.  Relaxing after the business of Hope Town and re-discovering the joys of spending time on the boat, with each other, surrounded by nature’s beauty.

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