Tuesday, July 25, 2017

MALAYSIA~ Turtle Island National Park - Borneo ~

... Beautiful view of one of the most fascinating sea creatures... sea turtles have been around for about 100 million years and even witnessed the fall of the dinosaurs.... must be amazing to see them in the ocean and watch them legging their eggs ... or experience the hatchlings being send to the sea on their first journey ever... but sadly due to the careless of people they are threatened with extinction ( ⌣́,⌣̀)...  hopefully sea turtle sanctuaries like this can save them... Thank you very much Alan Tan!!【ツ】
Photo: Ⓒ Susan K. Jacobson

From backside postcard:
A green turtle laboriously "paddles" its way ashore, amidst frequent loud puffs of breath, in search of a suitable site at which to perform that one activity that secures further chances for the species's survival-to lay it eggs.

Turtle Islands Park is located within the Turtle Islands, which lie in the Sulu Sea north of Sandakan in Sabah. It consists of 3 islands Selingan, Bakungan Kecil and Gulisan islands. (actually 10 in total, where 3 belong to Malaysia and the other 7 to the Philippines). It covers an area of 17.4 km² which includes the surrounding reefs and seas.

The park is a safe haven for the endangered green and hawksbill turtles and gives you the rare opportunity to watch turtle landings. Selingan, the largest of the islands, houses the park's headquarters, a turtle hatchery, tourist accommodation and basic facilities. The other two islands are more for conservation activities.

The Green turtle is the second largest of the seven species of sea turtle. Like most of them, the green turtle has been hunted by human for flesh, eggs and shell. The green turtle spends most of its live in the sea. The females come a shore to lay their eggs for only a very short time. From 1000 eggs, just one or two survive their first year. There are either eaten by fish, birds or other sea creatures.


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