Turtles have a built-in GPS! – A recent study found exactly how turtles manage this feat: Well, they use the Earth’s magnetic field to navigate across miles and miles.
Not all turtles can hide into their shells! – Contrary to popular beliefs, unlike land turtles and tortoises, many marine turtles cannot entirely retract far into their shells.
They can swim up to 56 km/h (24 mph) in speed. – Their streamlined shell and paddle-like flippers aid in their ability to swim quickly and with grace.
Turtles live on average between 30 to 50 years. – While some larger species do live up to 80 years, some anecdotal records show that they could live up to 150!
Turtles can weigh anywhere between 100-150 pounds! – They can weigh up until 200 kg! (450 pounds)
On average, turtles lay about 110 eggs per nest! – about 130-150
Malaysia’s national Turtle Island Park is located here in Sabah! – On the east coast of Sabah, Malaysian Borneo there are 3 islands that make up the Turtle Island Park!
Selingan Island homes the Green and Hawksbill Turtles – These two species are the most frequently encountered here, in one of the islands!
WWF listed these species of turtles endangered! – According to the IUCN, 129 of approximately 300 species of turtles are vulnerable, endangered, or critically endangered.
About Borneo Eco Tours
We’re the most awarded Tour Operator in Borneo for a reason, recognized by international awards from British Airways, National Geographic, Wildasia, Sabah Tourism, Green Globe, UNWTO, World Travel Awards and mentioned in CNN Travel, BBC, the Guardian, Flight Centre amongst many others.