2011年9月17日

Chagar Hutang 护龟之行

清澈透底的海水,未经污染的这一片海,这即是我将待一个星期的地方
Here it is, an unpolluted, crystal-clear ocean where I will spend for a week. 


就如我今年一月在海水正蓝,保护海龟!里所提过的;如今好幸运的梦想竟成真了!捷构式正位于热浪岛最北部的一片受法律保护的沙滩上当个自愿者,协助保护和保育海龟。:-)

As what I mentioned earlier in a post "海水正蓝,保护海龟!" during Jan, I am just so lucky to grab the chance to be fitted into this SEATRU volunteer program. Located at the northest part of Pulau Redang, Chagar Hutang is a beach gazetted for sea turtle conservation purpose.

堪称为海龟们的天堂的Chagar Hutang 是由SEATRU (Sea Turtle Research Unit) 这一个研究组织自1993开始极力维护的沙滩。所作所为为的都尽是海龟、海龟、还是海龟。而我们这一群龟人也悄悄的来到了岛屿上的,展开了这护龟行~

This turtle santuary is wholly protected by the effort of SEATRU (Sea Turtle Research Unit) since 1993, founded by Prof Chan Eng Heng. It is not a NGO, neither a government bodies but a research station which aimed to protect the endangered one while data analysing the sea turtle. Four species out of total seven sea turtle of our world does exist in Malaysia. Here's one of the location where the hawksbill and green turtle are discovered to lay their next generation.


身处这个任何电话到不了,汽车通不到,网际网络和收音机都忘了覆盖的范围;需要的正是一群能吃苦,独立,有责任感,对海龟保育活动有热忱的人。假如你只是个没了电话, 没了Facebook非死不可的任性小家伙,奉劝你还是乖乖的待在家做你的小公主、小王子吧。

Turned out to be in this part of island where cars, mobile phone line, internet connection and even radiowave are all impossibly accessible yet I feel just perfectly fine. Away from the hustle and bustle of city life, I just simply love the calmness and peace of mind this place offers.

刚认识的朋友轮班准备早餐中。。

你怕孤独吗?放心,在岛上你绝对不会寂寞。每天都有不同自森林的访客在附近溜达兼偷窃。

Do you the one afraid of  loneliness? No worries because there'll be different visitors from the forest everyday come around our living place to give our eyes some sparks. (Note: Beware of these animals stealing something XD)


我们以确保海龟顺利上岸,产卵,归返大海;记录每一个时间为主要目的,还要确保海龟巢免于天然掠夺者的袭击的任务可不是开玩笑的耗时。(海龟嘛~ 你要她多快唷?)

夜间结伴走在星空下的沙滩上巡逻,除了手上的小小手电筒外,没有一丁点其他灯光的污染。要知道海龟在上岸时对任何的大动作和灯光是极度敏感的;这些都会让海龟妈妈受到惊吓离开。

Other than morning patrol, walking along the sandy beach during night patrol with only one small torchlight on hand is a rather new experience for me to be said. This is to prevent large movement and light which will shunt away the sea turtle as they are very sensitive to these when they are landing. The whole process of landing, crawling up the beach, body pitting, chambering, covering, camouflaging, return to ocean was so time-consuming, ranging from 1.5 to 2 hours of waiting for each. (Hey, it's just a sea turtle! How fast that you expect from it?)

乒乓球般的柔软海龟卵
Ping-pong like soft-shelled sea turtle eggs

等待巡逻时在烛光下打发时间
Card games in dim light while awaiting next petrol shift 

虽然有提供房间但比较喜欢睡在漫天星空下的我们
Preferred of overnight on the beach staring at the starry starry night though chalet is provided.

检查海龟孵化程度
Inspection of  incubation status and nest excavation

顺利孵化,等待被释放的海龟宝宝
Hatchlings awating for release during high tide

不幸被螃蟹盗食和霉菌感染的海龟卵
Ghost crab preyed and fungus infected eggs

怀着兴奋不已的心情看着小海龟群从约一米深的沙堆里涌出,匆匆忙忙的奔向大海。一面爬过这段沙道,小海龟一面记录着这里的一切待20年后再归来产卵,这可是海龟独有的天性。

How nice it was to watch the hatchlings emerged from the sand (as deep as 1 meter) then hastily crawling towards the ocean where they belong to. It was their natural instinct to remembers this beach while they crawling over the sand, leaving here afar and returns to this place where they are borned after 20 years to lay their next generation.

作为小小的慰劳,得天独厚的Chagar Hutang 不仅有美丽的海龟,依山旁海的位置里也隐藏许多的有趣玩意。当然,这是个人选择要跟随与否的。

As a little reward, it is optional to go for activities such as turtle rock climbing, river hiking, prawn spa, and etc.

沐浴在芬多精满满的 Prawn SPA
Prawn spa in the midst of phytoncid

小虾在脚上刮掉死皮的感觉超痒的,嘻嘻嘻~
Superb itchy sensation when those little prawn doing bad to your dead skin, hahaha~

在沙滩上放放风筝
Kite flying on the beach

一块去浮游咯~
Let's snorkel~

瑜伽? Yoga?

SEATRU volunteer program Slot W 的我们

如果能力许可,在离开前别忘了领养一只专属于你的海龟妈妈。你还可以为她命名喔!
If wealth status permitted, do try to adopt a turtle. More than that, you can named it too.

我的海龟,J-co 哈哈XD

出一份绵力保护海龟,相信你也行!如何做呢, 看这里
或是成为自愿者之一吧!资料详情看这里
只要18岁以上,年龄不拘。希望你也有机会往Chagar Hutang, Pulau Redang 体验这龟の行一番。


Make your contribution to protect and conserve sea turtle, an irreplaceable asset of the world. Do your part! As long as you are 18 over, be one of the volunteer by joining this program. More details and info refer here.

【后记: 在这七天里,在一种困在岛屿上什么都救不了你的感觉里更深刻体会到了更深层的人与人相处之道。一样米养百种人。来自不同背景和国家的交流与合作,在没有选择的情况下要达到互相迁就,彼此了解的生活在一起,实在是永生难忘。这更让我知道身边与自己共同迁就生活的人实属得来不易,更该珍惜。】

[Postscript: 7 days of experience in an isolated island makes me feel that the importance and difficulty in getting along with people from different status, background, and mostly  personality. Without any other option, communication and tolerance become the utmost crucial things to live with others whom you must cooperate with. What an unforgettable lifetime experience! ]

4 comments:

座头鲸 说...

看了这一篇我的心变得很温暖,很感动,只差没有热泪盈眶!小子,谢谢你!:)

$moke ♔ 说...

熱浪島真漂亮啊。海水很清澈!我只去過 Perhentian。跟 Redang 不相上下呢。 C:

J-Co 说...

座头鲸: 也感谢你。我真不晓得我的文章对你有这么大的渲染力,令我开心了许久:-)

$moke ♔: 相反的,我倒没去过Perhentian.这证明大马有很多很棒值得去的景点。外国月亮不一定圆!

Rascat 说...

so nice ,I love to go there watch the cute turtles :)

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