16 Sep '12, 8pm

Heroic Volunteers Spend Night and Day Saving Baby Sea Turtles:

Every summer, hundreds of endangered sea turtles hatch on the beaches of Cyprus. Enviromentalists estimate that the island is the site for more than 30 percent of the nests of loggerhead turtles (caretta caretta ) and more than 20 percent of those of the green turtle (chelonia mydas ). Only one out of every thousand turtles that hatches makes it into adulthood. Organizations like the Society for Protection of Turtles (SPOT) are seeking to increase those numbers by making sure that more baby turtles make it into the ocean, says AFP via Raw Story : Not all the babies had the same strength. Some set out energetically for the Mediterranean sea, others lay motionless until the waves snatched them away. At night, baby turtles know their way thanks to the moon’s reflection on the sea. When there is no moon, they are guided by the torch of a volunteer standing waist-deep in the se...

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