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Endangered turtle eggs are hatching at Cox's Bazar beach hatchery

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A mother turtle of the Olive Ridley species came to lay eggs on the night of January 1 at Pachhar Dwip Beach of Cox's Bazar-Teknaf Marine Drive. After hatching 76 eggs, the turtle returns to the deep sea. The eggs are stored in a breeding hatchery at Necom. On Thursday, it was seen that 2 thousand 319 eggs of 19 turtles were kept in the fertilized pit under the sand. By April 15, 60 percent of eggs can be hatched.

According to researchers, mother turtles return to the same place repeatedly to lay eggs. Even the female turtles that are born will rush to the birth place Cox's Bazar to lay eggs during the breeding season. Researcher Syed Mahmud Belal Haider, chairman of Bangladesh Fisheries Development Corporation, said that mother turtles running from the deep sea climbed up on the sand on the deserted beach and first dug a big hole with their wings. Then lay 60 to 120 eggs in that hole and cover the hole with sand. Then it slowly goes down to the sea again. During the breeding season they gather in groups on sandy beaches and dig nests (holes) to lay their eggs. After about 19 years at sea, when the female turtle reaches adulthood, it returns to its natal area (beach) to lay its eggs.

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