The Omani authorities have announced that a green turtle has returned to its shores to nest after a period of 23 years.
The turtle, which was first registered by Oman’s Environment Authority in 1996, appeared on the coast of Ras al-Jinz located in Oman’s Ash-Sharqiyyah South Governorate.
It was the first time the green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) had been seen in Oman in 23 years, according to the Environment Authority.
A spokesperson for the environment department said: “After 23 years, a green sea turtle has returned to the Sultanate’s coast to nest in the Turtle Reserve.”
The spokesperson added that the reptile returned to the Ash-Sharqiyyah South Governorate “where it was first registered in 1996 by environment employees”.
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