The female hawksbill sea turtle ascends the beach at night to lay eggs at the chosen site, where it is quiet with no lights and humans. The turtle uses her flippers to dig a body pit and egg chamber around 50 centimetres deep, and begins laying eggs. When the clutch (number of eggs laid in the nest, which is usually around 70-150 eggs in a nest) is complete, the turtle uses her flippers to cover the chamber properly to conceal the eggs from predators before returning to the sea. At Ko Thalu, the hawksbill sea turtle nests around 4 times per season, which is around 15 days apart and the nesting period is between July and September.
The nesting site at Ko Thalu is on the beach where the sea turtle has to crawl pass the rocks to the dry sand dune. Volunteers can help protect the turtle’s flippers from getting cut by the rocks by digging a hole around 3 metres long, 3 metres wide, and
Once the eggs have been laid, the staff will move the eggs from the nesting site to a secured location where the eggs will hatch. The hatchlings are then brought to the tank at the nursery to be taken care of until they are ready to be released. The turtl
Volunteers can help secure the coral branches to the artificial reef made from PVC pipes or to the dead coral reef found at the Coral Museum located to the south of the island. Volunteers who are certified divers can also participate in the process of div
Remark: Remark: The above programme is only an example of what is to be expected and is subject to change, depending on the weather conditions and other circumstances.