Take a walk with a turtle, and behold the world in pause.
Mombasa is a beautiful beach line destination for a sand bath, swim or an easy walk like a turtle in its own shell. Five of the world’s seven turtle species are found in Kenya. The green Hawksbill and Olive Ridley stay along the coast line, while the Loggerheads and leatherbacks migrate through the waters.
These five species of marine turtles found in Kenya’s Indian Ocean waters are listed by the International Union for the conservation of nature as critically endangered species. They are slaughtered by poachers for their eggs, meat, skin, oil and shells. It is estimated that only one in one thousand turtle eggs laid survives to adulthood. Conservationists believe that any time you have turtles in the sea then the ocean is healthy.
The turtles clean water by sucking it in and do these to buildtheir body and shell at the same time excrete nutrients necessary for marine plants. They have a hard shell that protects them from sea predators.
Thousands of visitors flock the Kenyan Coast to understand this mammal and its existence on the fine sand that is part of the conservation of the area. Increasing levels of pollution over fishing and the warming of the sea are among the factors threatening the survival and growing population of sea turtles.