Posts Tagged ‘Taiwan Today’

finds: green sea turtles return to taiwan

July 30, 2010

I just read this article on Taiwan Today and felt compelled to post it here. Green sea turtles are nesting on the shores of Taiwan for the first time in 30 years. Awesome!

Two nest were found in coastal Taitung County and in one nest, six eggs had already hatched. They were monitored so closely that the newspaper could even report on how many survived and how the others died… in all it’s glory detail.

Here’s what the article says:

According to a volunteer conservationist, six of the eggs have already hatched, with two of the baby sea turtles successfully making it to the ocean, and four of the hatchlings being eaten by predators or succumbing to sickness.

One of the sea turtles was found caught in a fishing net and released in an emergency rescue, making it safely to the ocean afterward, the volunteer said. The carcass of another hatchling whose head had been eaten by a sand crab was also discovered in a fishing net in the area.

That’s right, they found a CARCASS whose HEAD was EATEN by a sand crab.

Read it for yourself.