"Two Multipurpose Hatcheries" Pulau Selingan Things to Do Tip by DSwede
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There are two hatcheries on the island. These hatcheries are small plots of sand, with new transplanted nests being dug every night.
These hatcheries serve multiple purposes.
First, since the incubation period of the eggs is about two months, it is quite possible that other nesting turtles could disrupt or destroy other nests after they eggs have been laid.
Secondly, the hatcheries provided shelter and protection from other predators, mainly birds and lizards.
Third, the turtles should make their nests above the high water mark. However not always does this happen and the nests if left unattended may wash away or be drowned by rising tides.
Lastly, the eggs themselves are neutral gender when laid. It is the average temperature during their incubation that determines their sex. Temperatures below 29C result in males and temperatures above 29C result in females. The hatcheries are carefully monitored and controlled to keep the sun/shade and sand temperatures within the nests. This helps maintain a balanced population.
Directions: The hatcheries are immediately outside the reception and dining building.
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