Cowabunga dude. Every year endangered hawksbill sea turtles descend on Qatar’s northern shores, starting in April and ending in July, to lay their eggs. Last year there were more than 300 nests, each containing around 100 eggs. Ras Laffan sets up protective areas, especially around Fuwairit beach, avoiding bright lights and loud noises so as not to disturb them. However, the turtles often nest on public beaches, and each year various environmental groups and individuals set up projects to help keep the area quiet and protect the baby turtles as they make their way to the sea. Watch this space for details as nesting season approaches.
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