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  Bernama 13 Sep 06
Turtle Conservation Centre In Penang Open To Public Soon

PENANG, Sept 13 (Bernama) -- The Pantai Keracut Turtle Conservation Centre (TNPP) will be opened to the public in a month or two.

State Tourism Development and Environment Committee chairman Teng Chang Yeow said visitors would get to see two turtle species, the Chelonia mydas and the Lepidoshelys, which landed and laid eggs on Pantai Keracut, Teluk Ketapang and Teluk Kampi located within the TNPP.

Speaking to reporters after a visit to the turtle landing location on Pantai Keracut here Tueday, he said the centre had been allocated RM639,500 for 2006-2010 for turtle conservation.

Meanwhile, State Fisheries Department director Mohd Najib Ramli said 74 turtle nests had been recorded this year with 17,345 baby turtles hatched so far.

He said studies would also be carried out on the migration of the turtles using satellite technology. -- BERNAMA

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