The Turtles

All along the tropical beaches of the world, marine turtles come ahsore to lay their eggs.

In most of these places they are in competition with human activities… beaches are disrupted for shipping and tourism develpments, eggs are dug up for food etc.

The numbers of all 5 species returning to lay eggs has reduced hugely over the last 30 years, and is expected to drop further.

In Tanzania, the charitable organisation SeaSense advises and organises for eggs to be dug up and buried in safer places.  Their hatch date is predicted and the nest is protected until the “due date”.  The  2 inch hatchling turtles are then protected and assisted as they take their first step sinto the surf.

This greatly increases the numbers that survive this precarious first day, and therefore the numbers that survive in total.

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