A critically endangered hawksbill sea turtle hatchling (Eretmochelys imbricata), about three inches long, paddles away from shore under the protective cover of dusk. Cuba banned the harvest of sea turtles in 2008. By David Doubilet and Jennifer Hayes
Saltwater Brewery created an answer to floating plastic six pack rings harming the ocean environment and its creatures. Their rings are edible and made from wheat and barley leftover from the beer making process. It’s a great way for the brewery to cut back on waste product and provides a snack for fish and other sea dwelling animals. If more companies recycled like this maybe we could cut down on the amount of garbage polluting our waters daily.
“How beautiful! Are you waiting for me to feed you? I won’t, my dear. I won’t, right? Only if authorized.“
//Lary: So my mom is out on vacations and yesterday she visited the "Projeto Tamar Arembepe - BA”. The “Tamar Project” is an organization that focuses on protecting, rescuing, treating, rehabilitating and releasing sea turtles in Brasil! They also map the nests, protecting them against egg thieves and people “accidentaly” stumbling on them. When the turtles are born, they retrieve them, run a medical exam and wait to release them just before sunset, when the sand isn’t too hot. Mom recorded a 4 minutes video of this kind of release too, but unfortunately WhatsApp didn’t send it entirely to me, so I’ll wait for when she’s back to get the whole video.
This one turtle was found stranded on a beach and is currently receiving the medical attention to recover and be released back into the ocean.