100 Hawksbill Turtles hatched on Sentosa’s Tanjong Beach on 3 September 2019

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100 hawksbill turtle eggs hatched on Sentosa’s Tanjong beach on the night of 3 September 2019. They were released into the sea at around 7 am of 4 September 2019. This is the fifth time Hawksbill turtles have hatched on Sentosa’s beaches since 1996. Previous turtle hatchings were also reorded in 2010, January 2018 and September 2018 at Tanjong Beach.

The nest was discovered at Tanjong Beach on 14 July 2019. A protective barrier was erected around the nest within the day to keep the eggs safe from natural predators which include monitor lizards and crabs, as well as potential disturbances during the incubation period. SDC also worked with National Parks Board to conduct checks to ensure that the nest was safe.

An SDC spokesperson also shared tips of what to do in the event of a sighting.

Guests should contact SDC at 1800-SENTOSA (7368672) should they spot a turtle nest on Sentosa. Keep a distance and not shine lights on the sighted turtle as this could confuse or scare away the turtle. For more information on what to do during a sighting, you can visit https://www.nparks.gov.sg/gardens-parks-and-nature/dos-and-donts/animal-advisories/hawksbill-turtles.

SDC Spokesperson

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