Are you hungry Mr Turtle?

We took a drive out to Serangan island and went to see the turtles at the sanctuary.

There were hundreds of them.  Mostly little baby ones that were climbing all over each other, but there were some giant ones in the big pool too.

Hello Mr Turtle

Hello Mr Turtle

I’ve swam with turtles, but I’d never fed them before.

This was a new experience.

Feeding time for turtles

Feeding time for turtles

I was giving them handfuls of seaweed to munch on as an afternoon snack and they loved it.

Giant turles coming together for feeding time

Giant turles coming together for feeding time

These big ones are 60+ years old and will probably live until they are 80 or even 100 years old.

The sanctuary does a good job looking after these wonderful sea creatures.  They run a ‘turtle release’ program, letting them go back into the wilds of the ocean where, once before, I swam with them – in their world.

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