Sunday, March 14, 2010

It's Turles All The Way Down

People on the beach in Sri Lanka can view a multitude of turtle scurrying along the sand but most of these will not survive long. An organization there pays people to bring them turtle eggs.
You get more money for a rare specie of turtle egg.

Inside a protective fence the eggs are buried in warm sand. When the turtles hatch instead of racing to the ocean and being eaten by predators they get scooped up and taken to safe pools of salt water where

They swim until they are bigger and

Bigger and

Big enough to survive.


Elizabeth said...

Great post! I am so glad you are having these experiences!

Chris said...

Amazing. I would have liked to have been there with you.

Tamara said...

How interesting! You are really having a variety of experiences! love your blog!