Pantai Keracut

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Pantai Keracut is one of Penang's remotest beaches. It is within the Penang National Park, on the west coast of the cape at the northwest of Penang Island. It shelters a meromictic lake, i.e. one with distinct layers that do not mix.

Green turtles nest there from April to August, and the Olive Ridley from September to February. In 1995, a turtle hatchery was set up in Pantai Keracut, and is now managed by the State Fisheries Department, Department of Wildlife and National Parks (Perhilitan) and the Forestry Department.[1]

Some of the rare mammals of the National Park have also been spotted at Pantai Keracut.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Penang National Park". Tourism Malaysia. Retrieved 21 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Adrian Cheah. "Penang National Park". Penang Vacations. Retrieved 21 March 2012.