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Counting Your Ridleys Before they Hatch

Nikko Bali Resort and Spa Caring for a Coming Generation of Indian Ocean Turtles.


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(4/9/2011)

In the early hours of March 30, 2011, the staff of the Nikko Bali Resort and Spa discovered a cache of newly laid turtle eggs buried in the sandy beach of the hotel. The nest held 81 eggs, believed to be the Olive Ridley turtles (Lepidochelys Olivacea) - the species most commonly found along Nusa Dua and Tanjung Benoa area.

Shortly after their discovery, the eggs were carefully removed to a safer place where a protective fence and removable shade have been installed.

The eggs, expected to hatch late May, are now under the protective eye of the hotel's environment team.

Nikko Bali Resort and Spa has participated in seven turtle release programs as part of its "Nikko Bali Goes Green" campaign.


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