Navy takes lead in conserving sea turtles and sets free 97 hatchlings to ocean


The Sri Lanka Navy let loose 97 sea turtle hatchlings on the Panama seaside on eleventh April 2023, in a bid to avoid wasting these endangered marine animal.

The Deputy Space Commander Southeastern Naval Space, Commodore Ruwan Rupasena was additionally in attendance on this event the place the hatchlings had been launched. As a part of the Turtle Conservation Challenge of the Sri Lanka Navy, the eggs of those hatchlings had been conserved, to assist them begin the journey to maturity.

Following the directives of the Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral Priyantha Perera, the Navy carries out a Turtle Conservation Challenge in a bid to avoid wasting these endangered marine species. The mission ensures the conservation of sea turtle eggs and the protected launch of hatchlings to the ocean. Other than the navy-managed Turtle Conservation Centre in Panama, comparable initiatives are being performed alongside the Western, Southern and Japanese shorelines by the Sri Lanka Coast Guard.

The eggs of launched sea turtle hatchlings had been conserved by the Turtle Conservation Unit at SLNS Mahanaga within the Southeastern Naval Command. Additional, the unit has to this point launched 15019 sea turtle hatchlings to the ocean, since its institution.


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