Pulau Mataking Reef Dive Resort
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- Minbar in room
- Airport Transportation
- Continental Breakfast
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... trying to lay her eggs. They use their rear flippers to excavate an egg chamber to lay their eggs in. She had already laid 30 before we arrived but the ranger had already collected them. The mother turtles are unaware that the eggs are collected by the rangers as she is in a "trance" and only really startled by lights. We waited about 5 minutes but unfortunately the turtle got spooked and because she had been disturbed didn't lay her full litter of ...
... turtles throughout the dive. When we came up to the shallow coral at the end of the dive we were greeted by loads of bump head parrot fish and some napoleon maori wrasse. The current took us back round to the school of jacks and barracuda again so we got a double dose of it and the dive ended with a pretty cool octopus hiding in the coral. After this dive it was back to the island for lunch and then onto the last dive of the day.
Hanging Gardens was the final ...
... for the turtle. After coming ashore, she has to dig a hole, which can take up to 45 minutes, then the laying begins. After the eggs are laid, it seemed quite a job to cover the nest using the back flippers. We were told the turtle would then have a bit of a rest before heading off down to the beach again. They then head to sea and usually don't mate again for another two years or so. Our turtle was measured at just over one metre long.
Next morning we snoozed through the hut awakening for their summit attempts and got up later for breakfast and our trip down the mtn. It was much easier going down and took a bit over 4hrs including a short side trip to see some pitcher plants. Our van arrived just after we finished and we had a quick stop at the national park office before the journey back to Kota Kinabalu. We arrived in time for the 2:30 ferry across to Gayana Island ...
... fragmentation. It’s unsurprising that so many species would be forced to live in closer proximity to one another, when their homes are slowly shrinking...
We had an immense time at the camp. If we hadn’t already been used to the basic living and jungle surroundings, it could have been pretty scary stuff at times, but thankfully we were able to enjoy every minute of it. One of the ongoing bets in the camp was ...