At Chichijima Island, we took a night tour to see Green Pepe, fruit bats, releasing of baby Sea Turtles and luckily, several mother Sea Turtles during their spawning.

Mother turtles dig big holes of 5m length and 50cm depth to fit their eggs. They try to find the best places to spawn, often changing the place if they find rocks and roots as obstacles.

Mother turtles stop spawning if they see lights, so it’s important to turn off all lights in their vicinity.

Kopepe Beach

Kopepe Beach

Kopepe Beach

Kopepe Beach

Egg-laying site

Egg-laying site

On Chichijima Island, we saw Sea Turtles of various ages at the Ogasawara Marine Center.

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Ogasawara Marine Center

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One year and a half year old turtle