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. Before you head to Kosgoda, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Kosgoda vacation planner, to make sure you see all that Kosgoda has to offer, including Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center.
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  • 1. This place is AMAZING. They get the turtle eggs once laid then keep them until they hatch +3 days then release them (presumably) at a time and place free of most predators - so increasing the chanc...  more »
  • The best Turtle Farm we have visited in Sri Lanka. Nice owners who also offer tours. Small shop and of course many turtles.
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