• Five out of the seven marine turtle species around the world are listed as Endangered.
  • A female turtle can lay up to 120 eggs in one nest and can nest up to 3-4 times in one season.
  • This project is currently tracking 75 female Hawksbill turtles from UAE, Oman, Qatar and Iran.
  • Fishermen can now use turtle excluder devices to prevent accidental capture of marine turtles.

On average, scientists believe Green and Hawksbill turtles in the wild take between 30 to 40 years to reach maturity. That means that the turtles that return to lay eggs today in the Gulf region were born here many years ago.

Imagine the shock they get when they emerge to find brightly lit resorts, ports and thriving cities!