Saturday, January 11, 2014

Fishing, Whale Watching, Dolphins and Turtles

Another early start on our last day in Sri Lanka.  Dawn was breaking as we set off on a boat trip to go whale and dolphin watching.

Later we went to a turtle hatchery.  The people here collect the eggs from the beach and keep the baby turtles for a couple of weeks after they hatch before releasing them into the sea.  This protects them from poachers who would come and dig up the eggs on the beach.

Baby turtles, less than a week old. These ones are green turtles and Olive Ridley turtles.

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