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NEW ADDITION TO OUR TURTLE PATROL

~Sally’s Diary~

We have a new volunteer turtle patrol member who has joined us and last night (Bomo) patrolled with the turtle patrol for the first time.  He was very successful and within 20 minutes of starting the walk round, he found a Hawkbill turtle about to start nesting.  She took some time to decide which place to lay her eggs, looking for the right place.  Unfortuantely, where she had choosen, was very close to the tide line.  We waited carefully until she had finished, she took a “Bath” where she cleans herself with the sand, then returned safely to the sea.  We took measurements and she was pretty big, her shell was 79cm long by 70cm wide so probably quite old.

We relocated the eggs for safety to our new hatchery and will keep you posted when they hatch

~サリーの日記~

昨晩、スタッフのルフィヌス(通称ボモ)がタートルパトロール隊に入隊、そして初のパトロールに参加。スタートしてわずか20分でちょうど巣作りを始めたばかりのホークスビルタートルを発見!

この海亀、どこで巣作りをするか場所を選んでいたところ。。だけど浜辺に上がってきた場所がちょうど防波堤沿いだったたので産卵場所がなかなか決まらず、私達もこの海亀が産卵を始めるまで辛抱強く待機。産卵後は体をきれいにするための砂浴びをして、そのあとはまた海に帰っていったわ。この海亀の体長を測定したところ、なんと70cmもある大きな海亀!きっと年齢もかなり経っていると思うわ。産卵後の卵は注意深く回収して新しい保管施設へ移動。赤ちゃん海亀が生まれたらまたお知らせするわね!

Patrollers collect eggs carefully...

Mother turtle goes back to the sea after laying eggs.....

Ray & Bomo, Good Job !!!

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