Two species of sea turtles are encountered at Braamspunt. In the early season from January up to May mostly Green sea turtles are spotted, while from March to July the larger Leatherback turtleis encountered. In 2013 a young Green sea turtle was caught in a shrimp net by a fisherman. He removed the animal from the net, and kept it for a few days in a barrel of water to show it to the GHFS volunteers. The animal was immediately released at the request of the volunteers. Although Green sea turtles are herbivorous when adults, they are carnivorous when they are young, and known to eat shrimp and jellyfish.