2017.09.22 Ocean Expo Park
In Ocean Expo Park, Sea Turtles Pool, we succeeded in breeding of "black sea turtle" which was rare kind for the first time in the world in the country in June, 2017!
We performed five times of laying eggs from June through August afterward and produced 262 eggs in total. We confirm incubation for the first time on August 27, and 11 individuals are born to date.
By this breeding success, the days required for maturity start size and ovogenesis of female black sea turtle became clear. Knowledge is poor about propagation of this species life and can expect that knowledge new again is provided by continuing breeding in future.
≪Scientific name >> Chelonia agassizii
The southern part of Peru, the east Pacific around the Galapagos Islands are considered to be main habitat from Mexico bahakariforunia. Carapace and shell are black from gray, and the feature is that constriction is recognized in carapace of hind leg base. In the country, we are rarely discovered in Okinawa Island around the South-West Islands.
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