Sea Turtle Conservation, Research, Education, and Involvement
An afternoon well spent with students from UTM during their ‘Marine Ecosystem Exploration’ trip to Tioman Island. Thanks to Assoc. Prof Dr Mohammad Rafee bin Majid for taking this outside lecture room initiative!
The new turtle season has just started with our 1st nest last week! 🐢🐢. We are so ready to finally get more turtles and sunshine after this monsoon!
We are announcing that JTP is taking registrations for our Volunteer Programme! The booking time would be from 1st March till 31st October 2018. BUT, with the exception between from 14th June-28th July 2018 which is already fully booked. (Do people not go to work or school in July ?? #turtlesdont #eh )
For details of our Volunteer Programme, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. It may take some time for us to reply, but emails will be replied accordingly and surely!
The last 6 green sea turtle hatchlings from 2017 here in Juara, heading out in to the sea! Safe journey!
Earlier this year, we had an encounter with a very special Green Sea turtle mother in Juara. In July, over the period of almost 3 weeks, she attempted to nest on Mentawak beach but was not able to lay any eggs. JTP then contacted the Fisheries Department of Malaysia and discussed about the possibilities of sending the mother turtle to the turtle facility in Terengganu for a physical examination..
Her initial health report showed that she had pieces of plastic and nets in her intestine. Her cloaca (an opening through which the turtle lays its eggs) was also swelling from the infections that developed within her.
She had spent the last 3 months at the ‘Turtle Hospital’, where she received treatment and rehabilitation.
Just last week, on the 6th of November, along with 2 other rehabilitated juvenile Green Sea turtle, she was released from Rantau Abang beach in to the South China Sea.
We hope to see her in Tioman again, one day. Hopefully nesting on the beach and laying plenty of eggs!
*A big thank you to staff & volunteers at JTP, who had spent countless hours accompanying the mother turtle on the beach during the wee hours. And to the many individuals who got the chance to meet her too!
Full article here at: https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/400919
Last night we rescued 99 baby turtles!
The nest was laid naturally and had gone unnoticed for the last 2 months during its incubation period. When the babies hatched they were disoriented by the nearby artificial lights.
This is an example of why reducing visible light on the beach helps baby turtles to go safely to the sea.
We have to say thank you to Juara Mutiara Resort for informing and helping us!! 🐢
Here are a few photos of these green sea turtle babies’ mad dash to the sea as they begin their life’s journey in the ocean. They are leaving from Juara, in front of the turtle project on Tioman Island earlier this week.. Good Luck!!
** Notice how all our photos are from behind the turtles; so we don’t scare or interfere with them, please be considerate and do the same! **
We found her coming to Mentawak beach for several times without laying any eggs.
We think She might has internal complications as her carapace has minor boat propeller damage.
We’re bringing her to see a veterinarian on the mainland today.