I received an invitation to an event in conjunction of saving the turtle population in the sea. The event is hosted y The Department of Fisheries Melaka, Malaysia on October 1st, 2020 at the Turtle Conservation and Information Centre, Padang Kemunting Melaka.
There were 500 baby turtles and three (3) adult hawksbill sea turtles were free into the sea.
One of the sea turtle, named Puteri SunPower (Princess SunPower) is equipped with the Platform Transmitter Terminal (PTT) device which helps to track her pathways in the sea. This trekking will be used for the research purposes.
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Early this month, I was given a task to report on one of the Malaysia’s turtle conservation & protection centre which is located at Pantai Kerachut, Penang.
I have to admit, this is a fun task I had ever experienced since I am an animal lover kinda person and believe it or not…turtle is categorized in endangered or critically endangered species in the IUCN Red List. Which means…the future generations might or might not able to see this species, depending on how our today generation “care” about this species.
The centre is open daily from 10.00 am till 4.00 pm (UTC +8). You can either go to the centre by boat or hiking. In my case, a boat was already prepared for me & my team members at the jetty.
The centre has been established since 1990 by the Department of Fisheries Malaysia. The centre was build to save this species population from extinction. In Penang, there are three (3) main beaches that are mainly the landing areas where this species come to lay eggs;
Telur Kampi Beach; and
Teluk Ketapang Kecil Beach.
which are under Penang National Park.
There are two (2) turtle species that are commonly found in Kerachut Beach, Penang. They are:
Green turtle (Chelonia mydas); and
Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea).
How to differentiate them? Oh yes…every type of turtles have different features and some might be in different colors.
There was plenty of information I gained from the friendly staffs on turtles and it is free!
Wanna know more?
Do not hesitate to visit:
Pusat Konservasi & Penerangan Penyu, Pantai Kerachut, Pulau Pinang, MALAYSIA.