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The feature of this small island is the saltwater pool in the middle of the island and … eggs. The name Venu comes from the local Koiway language, which means eggs, as the island is a nesting spot for turtles. Three different turtle species, green, Hawksbill, and leatherback, use the sandy area to lay their eggs.

With a depth of about 20 meters, this area is not only home to the turtles. A new species of shrimp goby, Vanderhorstia dawnarnallae, was discovered in 2019. This greyish to yellowish white body, with blue and yellow spots, was found in the area exposed to strong currents at 10-20 meters deep. Venu Island also boasts incredible hard and coral reefs in different colors.

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