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Sabah : : Hawksbill Turtles
Turtle Island Park
    The Turtle Islands Park, also known as Pulau Penyu National Park. This park comprises of three islands, which are Pulau Selingan, Pulau Bakkungan Kecil and Pulau Gulisan. The Park is famous for its green and hawksbill turtles, which lay their eggs on the beaches of the islands.
   Conservation measures were first introduced in 1927 to protect the hawksbill turtle, which were being hunted off Kudat for their shells. Closed seasons for turtle hunting were introduced by the then British North Borneo Company, which proved to be partially successful. In 1977 the government converted the islands into a Marine Park. Today permanent staff monitor the turtle activities including tagging them.
   Dive into these waters and marvel at how the turtles are like ballerinas floating amidst the corals, foraging for food before their next breath of air. At night, crouch quietly as park rangers point out the turtles laying their eggs. It's a slow sand digging, laying and burying ritual that they go through before making their way back into the waters. Park rangers then carefully transfer 100 over odd eggs into a safe haven for monitoring, before hatching and subsequent release into the sea.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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