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green sea turtle

Chelonia mydas


119 baby turtles were born yesterday morning Kelonia! They come from the turtle nest Emma, ​​a range of Western Reunion in January 2013. Emma has spawned four nest since January. It was equipped with Argos and you can follow his move on the site Kelonia "turtle live." The first two nests were laid on Emma a very narrow range against a retaining wall. This makes them very vulnerable during heavy swells: risk of nest flooding, loss of beach and eggs as has already happened in 2007 and 201O. In the opinion of the hurricane swell Felleng center study and discovery of sea turtles "Kelonia" requested permission to move nids.L administrative authorization granted the team of scientists "Kélonia" trasféré has two artificial nests on the beach of the observatory Kélonia.Le after the rescue of the nest, natural beach spawning had totally disappeared due to the effects of cyclonic swell. Without this rescue nests were destroyed.

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YukoChartraw 11 years ago

SO cute! Hope they will make it to maturity as many as possible.

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 11 years ago

They are adorable!

lauret.thierry.5 11 years ago

The 119 babies were immediately weighed, measured, flaking facial photography was performed to identify génétiquement.Les hatchlings having suffered all his scientific protocol has been released on a beach close to the place of birth that meet the ocean.

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Saint-Benoît, La Réunion, Reunion

Spotted on Mar 8, 2013
Submitted on Mar 8, 2013

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