Travels in Malaysia and Indonesia

Matt Welsh

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Pulau Sipadan

Here's Amy watching the freshly-hatched baby turtles making their way out to the ocean for the first time. Green turtles lay their eggs on Sipadan, and are collected by some of the locals. Baby turtles are released periodically to make their way out to the sea. Unfortunately the survival rate is not good; only 1 or 2 out of every thousand turtles survive.

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