Same procedure as every week, it’s us again!
Today we will tell you a little about an organisation that we were happy to hear about and get in contact with by accident. We were spending a day at kuta beach with the only plan to get suntanned and have one of these delicious mangos, that are selled at the beach. We heard an announcement, that they were looking für volunteers to help bring back little baby turtles into the sea after they had hatched. We didn’t wait ine second until we packed everything up and headed towards the sanctuary. There were around 100 people waiting to fetch one oft he turtles tp help ist way to ist home territory.
While waitning we learned a little bit about the sanctuary and the hatching procedure.Sea Turtle nesting season on Kuta Beach is from march to september each year and the following release of the new hatched babys is from april to october each year.They release the baby sea turtles the day after they hatch from the nest. The nesting dates are an estimation, the sea turtles decide themselves when they are ready to hatch in the big wide world. So according tot he fact that the hatching and releasing is completely up to the turtles the amount of turtles released each time will always vary. Peak sea turtle hatching season is june, july and august, during these months the sanctuary looks for helpers to release the babys nearly every day.
So as we all collected our little turtle in ist very own water tray, we all walked down to the beach. They set up a line with a rope, which no one was allowed to cross, so that the turtles could run back into the water without being disturbed. After a countdown everyone sat their tiny turtle onto the sand and they ran their way down to the waves coming in tot he beach. It was amusing and absolutely adorable to watch around 150 turtles running to find their new spot in Bali’s beautiful sea.
A big thanks to Kuta Beach Sea Turtle Conservation for this magic moment and the help you give to these otherwise helpless little creatures!
Yours, Kristin & Helen