Sea Turtles on Sri Lanka

Last year we went to Sri Lanka for the holiday, and we visited the Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery in the south. (At least I think it was this hatchery, but I am not sure because I don’t remember the name of the turtle farm.)

They do a great job there, and you can read a lot more about it here.

One of the sea turtles that had to stay there was a big albino turtle, as well as 4 or 5 older turtles, that were damaged severely by the fishing nets. The albino turtle would not survive for long in the ocean because of the visibility of it’s white color.

But take a look at it and the beautiful colors of its shell.

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Here are also some pictures of other sea turtles, females, waiting to be released into the ocean. They kept the females for almost 4 years, whereas the males were released short after hatching. It seamed that because of the temperature there were a lot more males than females hatched, and for the survival of the sea turtle keeping the females alive til they can multiply is very important.

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And pictures of baby sea turtles one of them just hatched and crawling out from the sand where the eggs had been buried.

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You will find more pictures of sea turtles on this page on my website.

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