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Hawksbill turtle on the reef in Haa Alif Atoll Maldives

Sea Turtle Research Expedition Maldives

Olive Ridley Project’s second sea turtle research expedition to Haa Alif Atoll was another great success. Three volunteers joined the ORP team and expedition leader Nina Rothe for the month long adventure. Here is Nina’s update from the field.

How do sea turtles mate? Mating green sea turtles Maldives

How Do Sea Turtles Mate?

Sea turtle mating is a rare and amazing sight to observe in the wild. Most sea turtles species are solitary creatures and only come together during mating season. Mating can actually be a dangerous activity for sea turtles! The male holds onto the female and she has to support the weight of both of them whilst at the same time regularly surface for air.