When do the turtles arrive at the Chennai beaches?
Do the sea turtles bite?
Do all the turtles survive after hatching?
Hey… find the answers to all your questions. Take the Turtle Trail organised by Students Sea Turtle Conservation Network (SSTCN) during this breeding season now – the turtles nest mainly for three months– Jan, Feb and March, on the coast of Tamil Nadu.
A dedicated group has been helping the Sea Turtles to have a safe breeding session on our shores from 1971! And the walks for public has been on from 1980.
SSTCN conducts walks on weekends throughout the nesting season (from December through March) for anyone who is interested.
The walks, which are open to the public, begin with a briefing on conservation at 11 p.m. and may go on till 4 am or 5am depending on the number of nests the group finds on way. These volunteers cover a distance along the coast between Neelangarai beach and Elliot’s beach.
Wouldn’t it be a great stress buster between or after the exams?
To participate in the walks call Adhith on mobile no. 98414 03203, Akila on 99403 00200 or Arun on 2490 1019.
To know more about sea turtles, the efforts of these volunteers, visit the website – http://sstcn.org/
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