The first sea turtle nest of 2012 is found at Nikko Bali Resort and Spa’s beach
Found on the evening of April 20th, the environmental team of the resort immediately removed the eggs to a safer place, away from the tides. As usual, temporary fences are installed along with a removable roof to maintain the temperature of the nest throughout its nesting period of up to 60 days. Temperature holds the key to determine the sex of the turtles, colder sand condition produces more male turtle and hotter sand produces female turtle.
It is quite miraculous that the turtles are laying their eggs again along the beach of Sawangan. Sea turtles are known to go back to the same beach where they hatched to lay their eggs and they mostly do this during night time where it is quieter and safer for them.
Estimating to hatch end of June or early July, Nikko Bali Resort and Spa is now on full alert to anticipate more sea turtles to lay their eggs along the beach of Sawangan and ensuring a proper care and protection are extended to save this endangered species.