Central Coast of Oman with Turtles & Gulls

The Central Coast of Oman is affected by the summer Monsoon and so as Muscat is now not only hot but also humid we took a few days to travel down the coast from Muscat.

Loggerhead Turtle Oman
Loggerhead Turtle Oman

Mid-summer in Oman is also peak nesting season for turtles and we were fortunate to see this Loggerhead Turtle (Caretta caretta) return to the sea after digging its nest. These of course are endangered throughout the world.

Sooty Gulls Oman
Sooty Gulls Oman

Because of the rough seas many of Oman’s Dhows are at anchor near the fishermen’s villages and here a flock of Sooty Gulls (Ichthyaetus hemprichii) sit on the beach near a couple of them.

Author: Tony Walsh

Book author including the current Bradt guide to Oman – edition 4