Turtle Hatchlings at Club Paradise Palawan

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Posted in Marine Life
Thursday January 7th, 2021 • By cpmco

Club Paradise Palawan’s shores serve as nesting sites for Hawksbill Sea Turtles and Green Sea Turtles. Nesting turtles visit every year from November to January, where approximately 200 hatchlings are released back to the ocean.

An adult female sea turtle returns to sea after nesting and leaves the eggs develop on their own. The incubation period varies among turtle species and is also influenced by the nest’s environmental conditions. In a span of one month, there have been two batches of turtle hatchlings at Club Paradise Palawan. The first batch of 102 baby sea turtles was released on December 15, 2020, while the second batch of 85 baby sea turtles was released on January 1, 2021.

Sea Turtle Facts

• An estimation of 1 in 1,000 sea turtle hatchlings will survive to adulthood

• They eat a variety of prey including molluscs, crustaceans, jellyfish, and fish eggs

• Sea turtles have roamed the Earth’s oceans for the last 110 million years

• Sea turtles’ natural lifespan is estimated to be 50 to 100 years.

• The biggest sea turtle species is the leatherback. It can weigh up to 2,000 pounds and can grow up 6 to 9 feet

• When an adult female sea turtle is ready to lay her eggs, she returns to the beach where she was born, even if she has not been there for a long time

• Some females nest every year until they reach the age of 80.


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Thursday January 7th, 2021 • By cpmco

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