Atlantis, Paradise Island’s Hibiscus Lagoon is an incredible underwater world. Home to Green sea turtles, Triggerfish, and Bermuda chubs, this is a special opportunity for vacationers to explore breathtaking marine habitats.
Green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas), Triggerfish (Balistidae) and Bermuda chubs (Kyphosus sectatrix).
Green sea turtles gorge on sea grasses and algae.Their strictly vegetarian diet turns their body fat green, contrasting their olive brown/black shell. Turtles have specialized bacteria that break down plant material so it can be digested. Mature females leave their underwater pastures to reproduce every two to four years and migrate thousands of miles back to the beaches where they hatched.
Unlike most sea turtles that swim near the shallow water’s surface to warm themselves, green sea turtles will catch rays by basking on the beach. Occasionally seen in the company of albatrosses and seals, green sea turtles are one of the few marine turtles that leave the sea other than for nesting.
Green sea turtles get a head start at Atlantis. About every two years, females will lay 300 to 600 eggs that our Aquarists unearth and place in replica nests in our Fish Hospital. In about 60 days, after the sea turtles hatch, Atlantis Aquarists take the young out to the beach and release them.
Female green sea turtles crawl up on the beach and dig a pit in the sand, where they lay 100 to 200 eggs before returning to the ocean.
We offer daily scheduled feedings for our guests to watch!
Day passes are available for purchase at the Discover Atlantis desk in Coral Towers and space is limited.
Individuals under 18 years old must be accompanied by an Adult 18 years or older.
HOURS OF OPERATION
Fish Feeding: Please refer to the daily Atlantean for daily scheduled feedings.