Magical breeding season of sea turtles in Bay Canh Island
Bay Canh Island is the second largest of its variety in Con Dao Archipelago in Ba Ria – Vung Tau Province, the place sea turtles come to nest and breed primarily between July and September yearly.
Sea turtles crawling again to the ocean. (Photograph: NDO)
There are nearly no vacationer services right here, however guests will be capable to witness with their very own eyes and take part in delivering turtles from laying eggs.
With a survival charge of 1/1,000, sea turtles (also referred to as inexperienced turtles) are a very uncommon species of wildlife that should be conserved world wide. Due to this fact, guests are requested to strictly adjust to rules for excursions when becoming a member of the tour to see turtles laying eggs by Con Dao Nationwide Park. The variety of guests inside a bunch for the tour might be not more than 24. They need to acquire a allow (legitimate for twenty-four hours), minimally limit robust lighting tools (reminiscent of flashlights and digital camera flashes) and comply some basic guidelines.
Our group glided by canoe to Bay Canh Island to swim and go to the mangrove forest. With a wealthy ecosystem each on land and underwater, Bay Canh Island is a perfect vacation spot for swimming, diving, and exploring the ocean along with experiences of preserving sea turtles.
At 8pm, we went to the seashore to attend for mom turtles to return right here. The group’s members have been informed to stroll slowly, communicate softly, and comply with the forest rangers’ lights. Then, a shadow slowly crawled out of the water. A ranger whispered: “It’s the turtles”. The mom turtles selected sand dunes close to groves and dug deep holes. Spherical white eggs like ping pong balls rolled down into the sand holes one after the other. After finishing their “works”, every mom turtle stuffed her gap with sand to cover the nest of eggs and slowly crawled again to the ocean.
The rangers then instantly dug up the sand and gently took the eggs. That evening, 9 mom turtles laid eggs, with 80-100 eggs in every nest. Seeing the little lives of their arms, we have been very touched.
Collected turtle eggs have been taken to incubators and the infant turtles will hatch out of the eggs after 45-60 days.
Within the early morning, we and the forest rangers introduced child turtles right down to the sand and launched them into the huge ocean. The scene of tons of of child turtles crawling into the ocean introduced indescribable feelings. I imagine that anybody who has spent an evening ready for turtles to put eggs and watching the infant turtles returning to the ocean will certainly love nature and be extra acutely aware in environmental safety.