Saving a leatherback turtle nest


Today we found a leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) nest. We saved 77 eggs around 1m deep under the sand, although there is a doubt whether these eggs are infertile or not. We brought the eggs to the community hatchery in Segiling, Bintan.

Pictured here is Irma, one of our scholarship students, who helped turtle survey, counting and making sure the eggs were properly put into the bucket before transfer.

[Canon EOS 7D, Canon EF 70-200 f/4L IS @176mm, f/5.6, 1/250sec, ISO 400]

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