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Turtle Paradise

Kerama islands

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You can find Turtle Paradise west of Gishippu Island, where you are almost guaranteed to encounter turtles. There you may even meet one of the many resident hawksbill sea turtles, which are on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species. Hawksbill numbers have fallen due to being sought after for their exquisite shells that were used as tortoiseshell material, but now they are a protected species. Development has meant a loss of natural habitat for the turtles to lay their eggs, but the untouched beaches of the Kerama Islands are a vital natural habitat for them now.
Categoly
  • Big
  • Coral
Level
Begginer
Maximum Depth
18m
Visibility
30m
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