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Egg-laying season of turtles

The two-month peak egg-laying season of marine turtles is going on in full swing at the sandy beaches of the city. Sandspit and Hawkesbay are among the most important nesting beaches around the globe where the highly rare marine turtles — Olive Ridley and Green Turtles — come to lay their eggs.

So we planned to visit sandspit on last Sunday morning but after roaming on the beach we found out that peak time of turtles laying eggs is from 9:00 PM till 4 AM (Purana time). But luckily we found out some small turtles which were ready to go into sea in the morning. There is only one man for several kilometers long coast who collects eggs in morning and put them in wild life’s incubators. Most of eggs on the beach were destroyed by dogs and some were eaten by crows.


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