Borneo Divers Mabul Resort, in collaboration with the Borneo Marine Research Institute of Universiti Malaysia Sabah, will commemorate Mabul World Turtle Day on the 16 and 19 of May 2022, coinciding with World Turtle Day on May 23, 2022. The campaign aims to raise public awareness of the resident sea turtle population in the waters of Mabul Island near Semporna, while enhancing education, research and conservation efforts.
Out of the world’s seven species of Marine Turtles, four are found in Sabah’s waters. Those four species are:
Hawksbill – named for the shape of their beak.
Green Turtle – not actually green on the outside but on the inside (it is the color of their blubber).
Leatherback – the largest turtle in the ocean.
Loggerhead – named for their large heads that support their powerful jaw muscles.
Predators, hooked nets, indiscriminate fishing, pollution, and poaching are all common hazards for these turtles. While some species can still be seen during nesting season, their numbers have declined dramatically over time, and some are now listed as highly endangered.
Sabah, Malaysian-Borneo is going to be a delightful experience for visitors and guaranteed to be filled with adventure, luxury, and fond memories. With Malaysia’s borders now open, there is no reason to not book such spectacular events to attend!