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Welcome to

 Perhentian  Turtle Project

Conserving & protecting sea turtles of Perhentian Island

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Penyu agar/Green sea tutle

Chelonia mydas

Endangered

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Penyu karah/Hawksbill turtle

Eretmochelys imbricata

Critically Endangered

Have you ever seen a sea turtle
scratch their shell?

Sea turtle shells are covered by a layer of scutes made of keratin, the same material that makes up the human fingernail. These scutes house nerve endings.

Because of this, they are able to feel itchy, and will scratch their shells using corals or rocks.

Just like in this video!

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#PENYUWARRIOR

Can't volunteer but would still like to help? Send us your turtle photographs from your visit to the Perhentian Islands through our Facebook, Instagram or email!

How about considering moving towards a zero waste lifestyle - start recycling, reducing, reusing, and composting in your home; make more conscious food choices. 

Click below for our top tips to becoming a #penyuwarrior

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Image by Abdelrahman Ismail

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