Thanks to huge conservation efforts in the Maldives, it is possible to see five out of seven major types of turtles in around the area.
Some Facts About Turtles
Sea turtles migrate very long distances every two to four years in order to lay eggs in the very nesting grounds they were born.
They have existed in the ocean for at least the last 100 million years and lay between 60-200 eggs that will hatch after two months. Many a Maldives beach resort takes an active interest in conservation and preservation and ensures that the animals and the corals are protected.
The Hawksbill Sea Turtle
Hawksbill sea turtles are tropical and are widely distributed across the Caribbean and the western Atlantic. This breed is the most common and has a beautiful shell and is usually about medium-sized.
Green Sea Turtle
Green turtles are spread across the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans. They are mainly vegetarian and can hold their breath for hours. These turtles grow up to 100 cm in length and would live for up to 80 years.
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Loggerhead sea turtles are named so due to their horny beak and overly large heads. They can grow to be around 90 to 280 cm and can weigh up to 450 kg. Head over to a local resort-like Hard Rock Hotel Maldives and out into the ocean to find out more about these magnificent creatures.
Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+