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This highly endangered Hawksbill Turtle was found laying eggs east coast beach in Singapore on August 23rd a few days after the Solar Eclipse that happen in the United States last Monday August 21st. Many people were taking photos, however its best to stay far away and never touch the eggs. Did you know sea turtles have been living on earth for over 100 around 110 million years and once lived with dinosaurs.
Sightings of hatchlings are some what common however a turtle laying eggs us not all that common and has been some what a mystery for many years. On average, sea turtles lay 110 eggs in a nest, and average between 2 to 8 nests a season. The smallest clutches are laid by Flatback turtles, approximately 50 eggsper clutch. The largest clutches are laid by hawksbills, which may lay over 200 eggsin a nest.
We have seven species of sea turtles that are all amazing open water swimmers and don't get above five feet in length and some have been discovered to be eight feet.. The turtles are mainly carnivorous and seems to mostly remain in warmer coastal marine environments. Open water turtle exporlores are know to be the Letherback Sea Turtle ( Dermochelys caracea) and the Olive ridley (Lepidochelys ollvacea) are both largely pelagic (open water). Olive ridley ( Lepidochelys ollvacea) and the Letherback sea turles are also found visiting bays and esturaies feeding off mollusks.
In 1981 laws made it illegal to trade or sell all seven of the sea turtle species and making the meat, shells or eggs, internationally and nonproifts and government agencies are making ways to find news ways to help save sea turtles.
Ocean Blue is working daily to remove plastic that is floating in our Ocean and onto beaches. With thousands of pounds of plastic floating onto beaches, this makes for the perfect opportunity to remove plastic fragments that only harm marine wildlife like sea turtles. Donating to local nonprofits is the long term solution to help save our turtle species.
This turtle reported around 7:30 and this is what was happening around 9:30pm
The avearge sea turtles lay around 100 eggs, some lay 50 and the Hawksbill has layed over 200 eggs. Turtles lay eggs on sandy beaches and return to the ocean when finished. The eggs take 50 to 60 days to incubate and the warmer the nesting location the less days incubation is taking. The eggs are placed in a hole then covers back with sand. One sea turtle can have up to three nesting locations during this cycle
The Adventures of Mavis | [Children's Book]
Welcome "The Adventures of Mavis" I'm very proud of to see this amazing book published! Lisa you rock............
This is a picture book about an endangered species, the green sea turtle, with scientific facts young children learn about through the life challenges of a fictional character, Mavis.
There are also life lessons to be discovered and are included in the songs she sings. The music for the songs is in the back of the book as well as Resources for Curious Minds for those children wanting to discover and learn more about these creatures, either with parents or teachers.
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