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Old 09-21-2017, 08:58 AM   #1
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Default Sea Turtles making a comeback in the middle of mass extinction of species

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Old 09-21-2017, 11:46 AM   #2
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Really glad to read that story. Nice to have some good news about endangered species. I have never witnessed he sea turtles dash for the sea but one of my favorite memories is of baby turtles in Wisconsin on the reservation at Wolf River. The family was camping and as we walked over to the river to see the falls we came across many baby turtles coming out of the nest and heading for the water. I remember everyone's first instinct was to help the turtles get to the water but we told them about how the turtles had to make it on their own to imprint the trip so as to come back as adults and lay eggs.

I wonder how the washed back turtles from the hurricane in Florida will do. I saw an article giving people that found the turtles and wanted to help, information. Apparently a Zoo in taking them but not from individuals only designated rescuers. Some of the nests of eggs were destroyed by the hurricane as well. Tough season for sea turtles.

https://brevardzoo.org/washbacks/


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If you find a hatchling or “washback” sea turtle on the beach, do not bring it to the Zoo as we are unable to accept patients from the public. Place the animal in a shaded container with damp sand or a damp cloth. Do not put it in water.
Irma batters baby sea turtles


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Beginning Monday, staff and volunteers from the zoo, the Barrier Island Center, the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Sea Turtle Preservation Society delivered the hatchlings and young turtles****washed in from the storm****to the zoo’s Sea Turtle Healing Center. Staff and volunteers worked tirelessly to document and care for each individual.
Although the number of troubled turtles found on Florida’s eastern coast has lessened significantly in recent days, "the behavior of Jose and future hurricanes could create another crisis in the coming weeks," zoo officials said in their Friday announcement
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Old 10-10-2017, 09:46 AM   #3
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Just as things were looking up for sea turtles, this happened:
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/06/s...e=sectionfront
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