Heartwarming tale of a turtle turnaround in Melaka


Hawksbill turtles are named for their narrow, pointed beak. They are found mainly in tropical oceans, predominantly in coral reefs, and feed mainly on sponges – by using their narrow pointed beaks to extract them from crevices – as well as sea anemones, and jellyfish. Sea turtles are the living representatives of a group of reptiles that has existed on Earth and travelled our seas for the last 100 million years. They are a fundamental link in marine ecosystems and help maintain the health of coral reefs and sea grass beds. – Text and photo: WWF

THERE are glimmers of hope for the sea turtle after Melaka recorded a rare development: a steep increase in the number of landings, according to a state executive councillor.

Rural development, agriculture and food security committee deputy chairman Low Chee Leong says this comes after previous setbacks due to mass coastal reclamation works.

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