Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center, Kosgoda

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Observe and get to hold baby turtles at Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center, a prime turtle nesting site. Victor Hasselblad, the world-famous manufacturer of digital and film cameras, founded the first turtle hatchery on the island in 1978. During the years, the center has released nearly four million turtle hatchlings into the sea. It has also gradually put an end to illegal fishing, saving the coral reefs from further devastation. The center operates with the help from the locals, who collect the eggs at night. Put Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center into our Kosgoda trip generator and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • A pleasant excursion for the whole family. It was interesting to hear more about turtles and about the work they are doing there and fun to see the little ones newly hatched turtles.
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  • These guys really do care for the future of this planet's turtle population. Any facility that provides a safe home for even the most injured testudines [turtles] deserves a mention here in trip advis...  more »
  • We enjoyed the walk around this small Turtle hatchery. It was very informative and a joy to see that their are people passionate about the work they do. Rs 500 is a small price to pay. Although it is ...  more »