Friday, September 5, 2008

Turtle nest dug up ahead of tropical storm

At Virginia Beach, a loggerhead turtle nest was so close to the ocean that the storm waves would drown everything inside. A biologist from a wildlife refuge was so concerned about the threatened species that, even though he thought it was possible the nest had already hatched, he decided to dig it to be sure. After digging in the rain as Tropical Storm Hanna approached, 27 baby turtles had been rescued and released. Fifty-one empty eggshells were found. Another 86 unhatched, rotted eggs were gathered. Because he cared enough to do this, more baby turtles have a chance at survival. Read the full story in The Virginian-Pilot.

1 comment:

Fish Whisperer said...

Bravo for helping and caring for others in our environment. Here in Fiji it is illegal to humt turtles but it is still done quite a bit. Too bad. Thanks for visiting my blogs. Your comments are much appreciated.