Turtle Watching Tours in Sri Lanka
Turtle species in Sri Lanka

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Turtule Nesting Sites In Sri Lanka

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Place Name

Species

1.

Induruwa

Green Turtle, Olive Ridley Turtle, Leatherback Turtle

2.

Kosgoda

Green Turtle, Olive Ridley Turtle, Leatherback Turtle, Loggerhead Turtle, Hawksbill Turtle

3.

Akurella

Green Turtle

4.

Mawolla

Green Turtle, Leatherback Turtle

5.

Rekawa

Green Turtle, Olive Ridley Turtle, Leatherback Turtle, Loggerhead Turtle.

G.

Kahandamodara

Species unknown

7.

Ussangoda

Leatherback Turtle

8.

Ambalantota

Green Turtle, Leatherback Turtle

9.

Bundala

Green Turtle, Olive Ridley Turtle, Leatherback Turtle, Loggerhead Turtle, Hawksbill Turtle

10.

Yala

Green Turtle, Leatherback Turtle, Olive Ridley Turtle.

11.

Kandakuliya

No nesting has been recorded hare but thousand of Olive Ridley Turtles are caught here each year by local fishermen.

Mothers come ashore
Build a chamber to lay their eggs
The Mothers lay dozens of eggs under the warm sand at night to incubate
Once the mother turtle lays her eggs she then returns to the sea
The surviving hatchlings emerge about two months later
The difficult part for the hatchlings begins: The great journey to the sea
A baby Caretta-Caretta hatchling trying to make its way to the sea
The great journey to the sea comes to an end once the hatchling reaches the safe warm waters
20-30 years later the female turtles will return to their natural beach to reproduce


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