Rare Green Turtle Found In Karachi Seas

The Green Turtle is the largest of the hard-shelled sea turtles (the Leatherback Dermochelys can grow much larger) although size, weight, and carapace shape can vary markedly between different populations. Average nesting female carapace length 80 to 110 cm and weighs 110 to 185kg.

The beaches of Pakistan are some of the most important nesting grounds for the Green Turtles. Each year thousands of female Green Turtles come to the beaches of Hawksbay and Sandspit off the coast of Karachi to lay their eggs. The Sind Wildlife Department in collaboration with WWF-Pakistan is working on a project for safe release of turtle hatchling to the Arabian sea since 1980’s. Green Turtle nests are laid throughout the year, with most nests occurring between July and December. The eggs are carefully kept in closed enclosures and released after the hatchlings are hatched

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