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The British Indian Ocean Territory is a haven for marine wildlife. The beaches around the atoll islands are of particular importance for endangered Green Turtle, as nesting sites and fresh nests can be found throughout the year where turtle have laid their eggs.

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Less well known are the role tidal flats within the lagoons play in the life cycle of these marine reptiles. In their adolescent years, numerous turtle can be found in these shallower waters making the most of the abundant algae that grows in the shallows.

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This productive area close to the shore abounds with other life, too. I had the pleasure of visiting a particularly scenic tidal channel in the far south of the archipelago and hope you will enjoy this video of the environment there.

Turtle Cove from Jon Slayer on Vimeo.

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