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Friday, July 9, 2010

RANTAU ABANG BEACH ( HISTORY TURTLE BEACH)




Why turtles come to Rantau Abang in Dungun Terengganu to lay eggs ? I do not know why. Some say there is a big stone resembles a turtle some distance inland that makes turtles come to Rantau Abang beach. So far there is no confirmation whatsoever. Turtle Stone legend “Batu Penyu” that located in Bukit Che Hawa,
Rantau Abang, located 56 kilometres north of Kuala Terengganu, is a sanctuary for the giant leatherback turtle and a popular tourist destination. This is also one of only six beaches in the world where the giant leatherback turtles come in yearly between May and September to lay their eggs on the beach. This is one of the most famous tourist overnight-stop spot to watch the female turtles lay their eggs at night. The beach has a steep and deep slope that allows the turtles to land straight up the beach and lay their eggs. Leatherback turtles come to the same spot every year to lay their eggs., is probably the most talked about tourist spot in Terengganu. There was a time when a great number of giant leatherback turtles came to Rantau Abang to lay their eggs between May and August. (Peak egg laying months are June and July). The beach terrain here is favourable as it has a steep and deep slope so that the turtle can 'land' [
br/> straight up the beach. If the beach has a shallow and gradual slope, the turtle would have to spend much of her energy wading through a fair distance before finding a suitable nesting site closer to the vegetation line. She must conserve as much energy as possible for what she has to do later. The mother turtle comes up in the cover of night to lay her eggs. Leatherback turtles can grow to a length of 2m and easily weigh up to 500kg. Unlike other turtles species who have hard bony shells, they have soft, leathery shells or carapace with 7 ridges running longitudinally down. The design and shape of the carapace reduces water friction and together with the long flippers helps the turtle propel smoothly through water. This is a more suitable design, for these long distance swimmers have to travel across great oceans every 2 to 3 years to return to the same breeding ground. It is believed that the long distance travel is related to seasonal drifts of the jellyfish.
INFO
According to the Department of Fisheries statistics the leatherback population nesting on Malaysian shores has declined to merely 2% of the actual number that arrived 50 years ago
CLIK RANTAU ABANG MAPS

FOR MORE INFOMATION PLES VISIT
http://www.helpourpenyu.com/turtles/threats/rantau-abang

FISHING PACKAGE
AROUND HENTIAN ISLAND
REDANG ISLAND
LANG TENGAH ISLAND
BIDONG ISLAND
AND RHU HENTIAN ISLAND
For infomation please email
besutkito@gmail.com

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Friday, July 9, 2010

RANTAU ABANG BEACH ( HISTORY TURTLE BEACH)




Why turtles come to Rantau Abang in Dungun Terengganu to lay eggs ? I do not know why. Some say there is a big stone resembles a turtle some distance inland that makes turtles come to Rantau Abang beach. So far there is no confirmation whatsoever. Turtle Stone legend “Batu Penyu” that located in Bukit Che Hawa,
Rantau Abang, located 56 kilometres north of Kuala Terengganu, is a sanctuary for the giant leatherback turtle and a popular tourist destination. This is also one of only six beaches in the world where the giant leatherback turtles come in yearly between May and September to lay their eggs on the beach. This is one of the most famous tourist overnight-stop spot to watch the female turtles lay their eggs at night. The beach has a steep and deep slope that allows the turtles to land straight up the beach and lay their eggs. Leatherback turtles come to the same spot every year to lay their eggs., is probably the most talked about tourist spot in Terengganu. There was a time when a great number of giant leatherback turtles came to Rantau Abang to lay their eggs between May and August. (Peak egg laying months are June and July). The beach terrain here is favourable as it has a steep and deep slope so that the turtle can 'land' [
br/> straight up the beach. If the beach has a shallow and gradual slope, the turtle would have to spend much of her energy wading through a fair distance before finding a suitable nesting site closer to the vegetation line. She must conserve as much energy as possible for what she has to do later. The mother turtle comes up in the cover of night to lay her eggs. Leatherback turtles can grow to a length of 2m and easily weigh up to 500kg. Unlike other turtles species who have hard bony shells, they have soft, leathery shells or carapace with 7 ridges running longitudinally down. The design and shape of the carapace reduces water friction and together with the long flippers helps the turtle propel smoothly through water. This is a more suitable design, for these long distance swimmers have to travel across great oceans every 2 to 3 years to return to the same breeding ground. It is believed that the long distance travel is related to seasonal drifts of the jellyfish.
INFO
According to the Department of Fisheries statistics the leatherback population nesting on Malaysian shores has declined to merely 2% of the actual number that arrived 50 years ago
CLIK RANTAU ABANG MAPS

FOR MORE INFOMATION PLES VISIT
http://www.helpourpenyu.com/turtles/threats/rantau-abang

FISHING PACKAGE
AROUND HENTIAN ISLAND
REDANG ISLAND
LANG TENGAH ISLAND
BIDONG ISLAND
AND RHU HENTIAN ISLAND
For infomation please email
besutkito@gmail.com

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