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How did the Turtle Discovery Trips go?

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How did the Turtle Discovery Trips go?

Post Number:#1  Postby Turtle Conservation » Mon May 14, 2012 8:02 am

How did the Turtle Discovery Trips go?
13 May 2012, 5:33 pm

Two Turtle Discovery Trips had been successfully carried out in the past two weekends, and I am glad to report that the participants had had an enjoyable time here in Cherating/Kemaman. They visited the Turtle Sanctuary in Cherating, which is managed by the Department of Fisheries, Pahang and learned a great deal about the sea turtles and critically endangered terrapins in Malaysia.

They were brought to one of the project sites of the River Terrapin Conservation Project carried out by TCS along the Kemaman River. They saw and held river terrapin hatchlings for the first time, and were briefed about the status of the terrapins as well as the threats that they are facing.

In the evening, we went to Pantai Teluk Mak Nik, also known as Monica Bay, the sea turtle nesting beach where they had the opportunity to watch an adult female green turtle lays her eggs. Our friends also had the opportunity to release some green turtle hatchlings into the South China Sea!

[img width=150 height=150 alt=CP and Karen holding the river terrapin hatchlings for the first time]http://www.turtleconservationsociety.org.my/wp-content/uploads/DSC8208-150x150.jpg[/img] [img width=150 height=150 alt=_DSC8211]http://www.turtleconservationsociety.org.my/wp-content/uploads/DSC8211-150x150.jpg[/img] [img width=150 height=150 alt=CP and Karen releasing green turtle hatchlings]http://www.turtleconservationsociety.org.my/wp-content/uploads/DSC8288-150x150.jpg[/img] [img width=150 height=150 alt=Yin Li and her Mum, Dora, with a basketful of newly-emerged green turtle hatchlings]http://www.turtleconservationsociety.org.my/wp-content/uploads/DSC8361-150x150.jpg[/img] [img width=150 height=150 alt=One, two, go!]http://www.turtleconservationsociety.org.my/wp-content/uploads/DSC8364-150x150.jpg[/img] [img width=150 height=150 alt=This green turtle laid a total of 100 eggs!]http://www.turtleconservationsociety.org.my/wp-content/uploads/DSC8371-150x150.jpg[/img] I have had an enjoyable time during both the Turtle Discovery Trips, and I am really looking forward to the next two trips, which will take place on the 19th and 26th May 2012. And, a little bonus to those who will be joining us on the 19th May–We will also be releasing hundreds of river terrapin hatchlings into the Kemaman River, in conjunction with World Turtle Day that is celebrated worldwide annually on the 23rd May :D

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Re: How did the Turtle Discovery Trips go?

Post Number:#2  Postby oldturtle » Mon May 14, 2012 11:09 am

How many Mommy turtles were trumatised when laying their eggs with human feet stomping the sands and heavy breathing ,human noise and the ever glaring 'sun light' from powerful torch light.?

What a shame. :angry4: :angry4:
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