7 places to explore turtles
1. Zakynthos (Zakynthos)
The southernmost of the Ionian Islands. One of the most picturesque places in Greece. This island shakes its magnificent nature, sandy beaches. It is worth coming here even just to visit a marine reserve with a rare species of turtles caretta-caretta. or a sea turtle. These turtles are in fact a big head, and they weigh 100-200 kg and grow about a meter in length. This species has been almost completely destroyed by humans because of the amazingly tasty eggs. The head turtle continues to sail to the island and lay eggs on the coast.
2. Northern Cyprus
From May to mid-August, unique turtles swim to play with fish, enjoy mating games, and at night go to the sandy shore and lay eggs. The beaches, where turtles nest, are allocated to a specially protected state zone. In addition to the caretta-caretta species, you can also see the green sea turtle. This turtle can reach a mass of up to 250 kg and grow up to 1.3 meters. Impressions of meeting with these amazing animals are simply unforgettable!
3. Akumal - the village of turtles
Akumal is a village in Mexico located between Playa del Carmen and Tulum. Translated from the local language Akumal - "The place where turtles live." In this amazing place, any tourist can swim in the sea with turtles on their own. But if you have free cash, then you can order "snorkeling with turtles with a guide." It is very interesting and fascinating. And from May to October you can watch the process of breeding turtles. For this, special “turtle walks” are organized from 21.00 until midnight.
4. Laamu Atoll in the Maldives
This is one of the few places on Earth where anyone can watch the birth of small turtles from eggs. In late August, the Six Senses Laamu hotel allows tourists to see this amazing sight with their own eyes - the birth of turtles in the coastal sand and the first trip to the sea in their lives. Those wishing to see this amazing phenomenon of nature, the hotel staff awake at night and escorted to a specially protected beach. Believe me, this sight causes such strong feelings - from delight to emotion, that you will not regret a single moment for your time.
5. Museum of turtles. Singapore
In this amazing place about sixty species of live turtles were collected, totaling about two hundred individuals. Turtles in this museum feel great, living in open ponds of a beautiful garden. There is even an amazing specimen - a turtle with two heads and six legs. In this museum there is a rather interesting souvenir zone, where you can see made from a variety of materials - clay, porcelain, glass, cardboard, plastic turtles. Some of them will even let you buy at the exit. You will long remember the amazing views of Singapore and cute cheerful turtles.
This place is not for nothing called paradise on Earth. The beauty of these places is just extraordinary, as is the ecological state of the sea, coastal zone and air. It is inhabited by very rare plants and animals, including turtles. Bird Island is not only an island for bird lovers (about 1.5 million black terns have lived here, living here from May to November). It is home to a local celebrity - the giant turtle Esmeralda and many other types of turtles.
7. Moscow Zoo
Well, and if you have absolutely no time to travel to distant countries in search of turtles, but you really want to see them, then from May to September 20-13, you can see rare giant turtles in the Moscow Zoo. These are the Seychelles, Galapagos and Panther turtles, which are listed in the Red Book and are now endangered. The length of the shell of some individuals can reach 120 centimeters, and a body weight of 300 kilograms, while the government of the Seychelles has provided these rare turtles with a zoo.