Newborn sea turtles released into the water on Sosua beach
On Sunday, July 13, two months ago, mother sea turtle came ashore in the bay of Sosúa to lay her eggs and hide them in the beach sand. Last Sunday morning, September 7, 2014 – 145 turtles came out of their eggs and then crawled into the water of the ocean. The hatch has been all these months, carefully guarded by officials of the Environment Service (la Dirección Provincial de Medio Ambiente). The area was demarcated and thereby prohibited. This to protect it from predators and thieves. The sea turtle is an endangered species in the Dominican Republic and protected by law. Among the population, sea turtles meat is considered a delicacy and also for the eggs they are willing to pay a lot of money. The turtles crawling to the ocean did not go unnoticed. With great interest from beach visitors and under the supervision of the Environmental Service the turtles crawled into the waves.
The crowd just loved it and was very happy that so many turtles were rescued and able to reach the ocean. They do need and deserve all that kind of protection to save them from extinction.
Source: Puerto Plata en Linea
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