• 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.

They do not sleep in the human sense. They slow down and reduce activity to get into a ‘rest’ mode, with their eyes closed, but still awake sufficiently to known when oxygen levels drop and that it is time to surface to breathe.