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The third generation of loggerhead turtle was born!

2017.12.08 Ocean Expo Park

In Ocean Expo Park, Sea Turtles Pool, the third generation baby of loggerhead turtle was born.
(photograph: parent turtle and baby turtle successful at this time for breeding)

  • Loggerhead turtle of the second generation
    Loggerhead turtle of the second generation
  • Loggerhead turtle (after the incubation three months) of the third generation
    Loggerhead turtle of the third generation
    (after the incubation three months)

It had been expected that sexual maturation of loggerhead turtle quite took 20-30 years, but was able to demonstrate it because loggerhead turtle (22 years old) which was born in park in 1995 succeeded in breeding this time. Aiming at further breeding to subculture, we want to still solve mystery of breeding life of sea turtles with many any questions in future.

Process until the third generation birth

  • April, 1995: We confirm copulation of the first generation
  • From May, 1995 to September: The first generation is laying eggs, birth of the second generation
  • February, 2017: We confirm sexual maturation of the second generation
  • April, 2017: We confirm male individual and living together start and copulation
  • From May, 2017 to June: Laying eggs (397 number of the total laying eggs)
  • July 22, 2017: The third generation baby turtle birth (22 of them are born by August 1)

Contact information
NPO Tour De Okinawa Association
TEL: 0980-48-2741 / FAX 0980-48-3339

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