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Sea Turtles in the Maldives: Facts & Trivia

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Learn a few quick facts and trivia about Sea Turtles in the Maldives and Crown & Champa Resorts' efforts to protect them.

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Sea Turtles in the Maldives: Facts & Trivia

  1. 1. DID YOU KNOW?Sea Turtle Facts & Trivia WORLDTURTLEDAY MAY23
  2. 2. #1 Sea turtles are the live representatives of a group of reptiles that have existed on Earth and traveled our seas for the last 100 million years.
  3. 3. #2 All 7 species of sea turtles are officially listed as threatened by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
  4. 4. Green 19% Hawksbill 1% Olive Ridley 74% Loggerhead 4% Leatherback 3% #3 The Olive Ridley sea turtle makes up 95% of the nesting female population in the Indian Ocean, the most abundant sea turtle population.
  5. 5. #4 There are organizations dedicated to sea turtle conservation in the Maldives, such as the Marine Savers, Olive Ridley Project & Marine Turtle Rescue Center, together with Euro-Divers, Prodivers and Ocean Dive Group.
  6. 6. #5 In it's first year, the Olive Ridley Project's Marine Turtle Rescue Center had successfully rehabilitated 15 injured sea turtles, which were released into the Indian Ocean.
  7. 7. #6 On May 4, 2018, the Euro-Divers Meeru Team rescued and released an unharmed Olive Ridley sea turtle tangled in a 'ghost net' in the North Male Atoll.
  8. 8. #7 A total of 287 sea turtles have been identified in the Lhaviyani Atoll. 170 of these are green sea turtles, meaning that nearly half of all the green sea turtles in the Maldives live in this area.
  9. 9. #8 Awareness and education are an important step towards sea turtle conservation in the Maldives. Speak to our Marine Biologists and Dive Center Managers for more information.
  10. 10. NOW YOU DO!Sea Turtle Facts & Trivia WORLDTURTLEDAY MAY23

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