Green turtle returns to Oman after 20 years

The Environment Authority said that the Environment Department of South Al Sharqiyah Governorate managed to spot a green turtle returning to the beaches of Ras Al Jinz in the Sultanate of Oman, more than 20 years after its first visit was recorded.

The authority indicated that the turtle was numbered (45,470) in November of 2001.

It is noteworthy that Ras Al Jinz is a fishing village located in the turtle reserve area in Ras Al Hadd on the eastern coasts of the Arabian Peninsula. Nesting along the coasts of the Indian Ocean. It is the only place where the public gathers to watch and observe the nesting process of these giant and amazing sea turtles.

Ras Al Jinz Reserve was established in accordance with the Royal Decree issued in 1996, and it is the Ras Al Jinz turtle center. It was established in 2008 with the aim of preserving one of the most important rare natural phenomena, which is the amazing nesting operations carried out by giant turtles within the world of sea turtles, and it is indeed a first-class eco-tourism project.

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