Culture Flash - Marine Turtles

The waters of Oman are home to five species of marine (sea) turtles: the Green, the Loggerhead, the Hawksbill, the Olive Ridley and the Leatherback. The Leatherback is found in the waters, but doesn't nest in Oman.  The remaining four species visit the beaches every year in large numbers to nest.

Considering that these creatures are endangered it is paramount to protect Oman's beaches and create sustainable fishing solutions for their survival. 

Check out more information about Oman's eco-tourism site at Raz-Al-Jinz, the Environmental Society of Oman or read about the world population from World Wild Life Fund's marine turtle section.