Facts about Sea Turtles

  1. Most Sea Turtles are nomads and travel about 1,300 miles a day! Leatherback Sea Turtles have the longest migration of all Sea Turtles.

  2. A Sea Turtle's shell is tough as a rock, so when diving into waters it would never crack.

  3. Leatherback Sea Turtles can dive more than 300 meters. Sea Turtles can stay submerged underwater for as long as 5 hours. But this is dangerous because it slows down the Sea Turtles heart rate to conserve oxygen. 10 minutes can elapse in between heart beats.

  4. Only 1% of sea turtles make it to adulthood

  5. The Leatherback's staple food is the jelly fish. They feed on a variety of crabs, jellyfish, sea-lice, and molluscs and why plastic bags are found in the stomach as they are mistaken for food.

Funding is required to:

  1. Build the Interpretation Centre

  2. Train the rangers

  3. Supply a rowing boat

  4. Supply office and field equipment

  5. Salary for 1 project worker

  6.  Equipment for hatcheries