20 Jul '11, 1pm

You've been working hard all day. Reward yourself with baby turtle pictures! Inside an Indonesian sea turtle hatchery:

This is Max, at about 12 hours old, windmilling his flippers in the air. He (or perhaps she) is one of 100 baby green sea turtles I helped release into the sea. While the adult Chelonia mydas has only a few known predators -- sharks, leopards (in Africa), and man -- a baby sea turtle's early life is one of grave danger. The statistics are abominable: An average of one or two hatchlings from 1,000 eggs will reach the 30-50 year reproduction age . Pangumbahan Turtle Park , a green sea turtle hatchery in Ujung Genteng, Indonesia aims to reduce these high death statistics for the endangered species, and to give hatchlings a fighting chance. Surfing and Turtles As part of my four month surf- and eco-tourism trip in Asia, I combined the hatchery with a visit to the aptly named off-the-beaten-track surf spot "Turtles ." Every few years, a local told me, surfers paddle over a turt...

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