Pulau Selingan (is one of three island located 40 kilometers north of Sandakan in Sabah, east Malaysia. During the peak season (October) up to 50 turtles come ashore to lay eggs. Marine turtles have been around for 230 million years at least, but due to human activities they have been brought, over the past hundred years, to the brink of extinction.

Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) hatchlings emerge from the sand at

Holding two Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) hatchlings at Pulau Selingan

Turtle tracks head back to sea from the pit the mother turtle dug to lay her eggs at Pulau Selingaan (Island) Turtle Islands National Park, Sabah.

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