Sir Bu Nair Island, a Safe Haven for Rare Creatures

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates – Around midnight on June 1, a hawksbill turtle landed on the Sir Bu Nair Island. It’s one of the many that began arriving three months ago to nest on the island, bringing the number of nests to more than 300 spread across 27 beaches. The hawksbill turtle lays between 90 to 110 eggs and quietly returns to the sea, leaving eggs to hatch in 50 to 70 days. Part of Sharjah, Sir Bu Nair is situated around 110 km north off the Emirate’s coast. Declared…

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