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Green sea turtle saved on the beach of Sheraton Sanya Resort

Updated: 2019-03-13 20:17:25

A little green sea turtle was saved and taken good care of by staff at the Sheraton Sanya Resort after being found stranded on the beach of the hotel early this morning.

 

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During a routine morning patrol, hotel staff found the little “guest” on the beach. After observing it swimming for 200 meters, the hotel staff found that the turtle seemed to not dare to swim into the deep sea area. Considering that it might be sick or injured, they immediately contacted the Sanya Blue Ribbon Ocean Conservation Association.

 

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Luckily, no obvious injuries were found after a preliminary check, but a thorough check and inspection was still needed before the turtle could be released back into its ocean home.

 

Sanya has abundant tropical natural resources such as a year-round balmy climate, clean air, sunshine, lush greenery, pristine seawater, soft beaches, and fresh seafood. It boasts a 258-km long coastline, has a total of 19 bays and beaches, and enjoys over 20 meters of water visibility. It is of great significance with respect to preserving the ocean environment and taking sustainable tourism initiatives to protect, enhance, and conserve natural resources for the enjoyment of future residents and visitors.

 

About the green sea turtle

 

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The green sea turtle is a species of large sea turtle in the family Cheloniidae. It is the only species in the genus Chelonia. Its range extends throughout tropical and subtropical seas around the world, with two distinct populations in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, but it is also found in the Indian Ocean. The animal’s common name refers to the usually green fat found beneath its carapace, not to the color of its carapace, which is olive to black.

 

Like other sea turtles, green sea turtles migrate long distances between feeding grounds and hatching beaches.