Turtles nesting, hatchlings, beach clean-ups and marine conservation awareness!

This has been an exciting and busy week! Seven green turtles nesting, TWO in one night! There has been a lot of turtle activity this week! We are so lucky to both see so much turtle activity for such a small island and have the opportunity to experience such amazing events as turtle laying eggs and baby turtles hatching.

More baby green turtles

More baby green turtles

We also conducted two conservation awareness sessions this week, one about ‘Introduction to turtles and turtle conservation’ and the other ‘Malaysian marine ecosystems’. I hope everyone learnt something during these sessions and enjoyed the presentations!

Our weekly beach clean-up was very successful with both staff and guest involvement! We cannot thank people enough for helping us control and eliminate the rubbish from the beach! It was a lovely afternoon, meeting new people and enjoying the FREE drinks after our efforts.

Stevae rounding up the troops! and getting everyone keen for the beach clean!

Stevae rounding up the troops! and getting everyone keen for the beach clean!

Everyone making their way to the turtle release site where we will be cleaning today

Everyone making their way to the turtle release site where we will be cleaning today

We had a few generous sponsors of our nests this week! And one sponsor found the nest! Thank you again for your support! It really does go a long way 🙂

Thank you the lovely Hammarsten family from Sweden :) Proud sponsors of a green turtle nest!

Thank you the lovely Hammarsten family from Sweden 🙂 Proud sponsors of a green turtle nest!

Proud turtle nest sponsor!

Proud turtle nest sponsor!

It has been yet another great week on the island and I am looking forward to meeting the new guests for this coming week!

Cheers,

 

Tess

By |August 6th, 2013|Categories: News|