Before you walk along the Oistins Pier, purchase a small bag of scraps from the fish market. Almost as soon as you throw a morsel into the water, one or more sea turtles will appear, snap up your treat and swim away. Barbados is home to three species: hawksbill, leatherback and green turtles. The population was once abundant but then threatened by overhunting. Since the Barbados Sea Turtle Project was initiated in 1987, these magnificent creatures are making a comeback. The hawksbill nests on the west and south coast from April through November. The leatherback shares the south coast but also nests on the east coast between February and July.