97 Endangered Sea Turtles Hatch on Brazil’s Deserted Beaches During Covid-19 Lockdown

There are 7 species of sea turtle and, according to the World Wildlife Federation, almost all of them are endangered, but critically 3 are considered critically endangered. Their primary threats are various forms of exploitation, like being hunted for their meat, skin, and shells, as well as the poaching of their eggs.

Last Sunday, in Paulista a town in the north-eastern state of Pernambuco, have hatched 97 hawksbill sea turtles. But only government workers were the only people to see the sea turtles emerge. They took photographs of the new-born creatures taking their first steps down to the beach and into the Atlantic Ocean.

Pernambuco, which has a population of nine million, has recorded five Covid-19 deaths and more than 60 cases of the virus. Paulo Câmara, the state governor, said he hoped the coronavirus restrictions could eventually be relaxed in his state – but added that they are necessary at the moment.

Hawksbill sea turtle hatchlings are only about five centimetres (two inches) long, but they can grow to be up to 0.8 metres (2.5 feet) long if they survive the treacherous first few years of their lives. The endangered species lives in tropical waters around the globe and ranges from the coasts of Texas and South Florida down to Brazil, according to the U.S. National Wildlife Foundation.

This year, in Paulista, more than 300 sea turtles have hatched. Roberto Couto, the town’s environmental secretary, said that sea turtles normally lay their eggs from January each year, and the hatchlings emerge in April or May. Also, he added: “It’s really beautiful because you can see the exact instant they come out of their eggs and… watch their little march across the beach. It’s marvelous. It’s a wonderful, extraordinary feeling.”

A wildlife official holds a hawksbill sea turtle hatchling on Janga Beach in Paulista, Brazil, on March 22, 2020. Paulista City Hall

Hawksbill sea turtle hatchlings crawl toward the surf on Janga Beach in Paulista, Brazil, on March 22, 2020. Paulista City Hall

A hawksbill sea turtle hatchling crawls toward the ocean on Janga Beach in Paulista, Brazil, on March 22, 2020. Paulista City Hall

Newly-hatched Olive Ridley turtles make their way to the ocean at Rushikulya beach in Ganjam district, 150 kilometres south of the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar, on April 8, 2017.
Millions of baby Olive Ridley turtles are hatching and entering the Bay of Bengal, one of the mass nesting sites in the Indian coastal state of Orissa. / AFP PHOTO / ASIT KUMAR (Photo credit should read ASIT KUMAR/AFP via Getty Images)

 

Same Crocodile, Same Place 15 Years Apart- Steve Irwin’s Son Recreates His Father’s Most Iconic Photo

We are living in a world that nothing is guaranteed forever. due to extreme pollution and global warming and harmful thing happening the earth is becoming a big mess. Not only for humans but also for animals. They have been massively going on extinct and unprotected by human harm and evilness.

Nonetheless, the rates of extinction that are currently taking place are actually comparable to the rates that took place when dinosaurs were wiped off of the face of the planet.

However, there is still a ray of hope when it comes to people who actually care about other beings except themselves.

I bet Everyone knows the late, great Steve Irwin. He left behind an incredible legacy. He was a crocodile hunter with a heart of gold. Now, his loved ones are doing their best to carry on the tradition. His children Robert and Bindi have continued their conservation efforts. Irwin’s wife Terri is also heavily involved.

1. Steve Irwin was a crocodile hunter and an activist for wild animal rights.

The Irwin family at the Australia Zoo in June 2006: (L-R) Robert, Terri, Steve, and Bindi
Photo: Australia Zoo via Getty Images

When we remember steve we see that all he ever wanted was that all the animals in the Australian Zoo where he used to work to be treated with the utmost respect. If these animals are not given the chance to hunt down moving prey, they are more likely to become extinct. That’s why the efforts of trained handlers are important. Without their assistance, the crocodiles are unable to feed in the proper manner.

His son Murray made a recreation photo like his father did but 15 years after a very iconic photo of his father feeding the same crocodile. Now, Robert is the one who is responsible for his welfare. The Instagram post went viral and was liked by every animal lover out there. And Robert hopes he can shed light to everyone about animal rights welfare.

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3. His wife and two childrens are continuing his legacy

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