Amazing turtle hatchery in Kosgoda.

Souvik By Souvik, 8th Jan 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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The article speaks about beautiful turtle hatchery in Kosgoda in Sri Lanka. It is near Bentota and has a beautiful sea beach.


The Turtle hatchery at Kosgoda was started by Dudley Perera and his family way back in the late 1980s.


The object of the hatchery was to allow the turtles to lay eggs and hatching of the eggs without being eaten by predators.


Due to Tsunami taking place in 2004, after an initial success the entire hatchery was washed away. Again it was recreated.


The tickets for entering the hatchery is very high. Tourists are supposed to pay more than 500 Sri Lankan rupees to enter the hatchery.


The money raised from funds and the tickets of visitors is used to take care of the turtles at different stages of life.


Kosgoda is very close to Bentota. Bentota, Kosgoda and Beruwala has beautiful beaches. The sunset in those beaches is awesome.


Evening is the best time. As Sri Lanka is situated near the equator, they have tropical climate. In winter the evenings are pleasant.


The beautiful sea breeze that blows across the beach takes the visitors to a different world. After seeing the hatchery visitors can spend some time in the beach.


The site near the Kosgoda turtle hatchery is brilliant. Generally turtles come to these areas to lay their eggs.


The employees of the turtle hatchery keep patroling at night to ensure that the newly laid eggs of the turtles are not eaten by predators.


After the turtles came out of the eggs, they had been kept in different bath-tubs depending upon their ages.


The turtles generally hatch their eggs at night. The eggs are collected and brought to the turtle hatchery and buried in the sand.

Visitors should visit the hatchery.

Visitors should visit the turtle hatchery in Kosgoda to see the efforts taken by men to preserve the turtle population.

Source of photos: The photos had been taken by the private camera of Dr Souvik Chatterji during a trip to Sri Lanka in December, 2014.


Bentota, Kosgoda, Sri Lanka, Turtle, Turtle Hatchery

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Dr. Souvik Chatterji.
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author avatar Souvik
8th Jan 2015 (#)

Sri Lanka should conserve other sea creatures also along with turtles.

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author avatar Val Mills
8th Jan 2015 (#)

What beautiful photos. It's good that they receated the hatchery after the tsunami.

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author avatar Souvik
9th Jan 2015 (#)

Thanks Val, yes human beings should conserve the habitats for animals also.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
9th Jan 2015 (#)

Interesting post!

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author avatar Souvik
10th Jan 2015 (#)

Thanks Fern for the wonderful comments.

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