Deserted Thai beaches lure rare turtles to build most nests in 20 years

  • metta

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    Apr 20, 2020 4:24 PM GMT
    Deserted Thai beaches lure rare turtles to build most nests in 20 years

    "The 11 turtle nests authorities have found since last November were the highest number in 20 years, said Kongkiat Kittiwatanawong, the director of the Phuket Marine Biological Center.

    “This is a very good sign for us because many areas for spawning have been destroyed by humans,” he told Reuters. No such nests had been found for the previous five years."

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-thailand-turtles-idUSKBN22207G
  • Olympus1991

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    Apr 23, 2020 6:43 AM GMT
    Best news i heard so far icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 23, 2020 7:20 AM GMT
    metta said “This is a very good sign for us because many areas for spawning have been destroyed by humans,”

    Should we issue vials of cyanide?

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    Apr 23, 2020 4:21 PM GMT
    Muskelprotz said
    metta said “This is a very good sign for us because many areas for spawning have been destroyed by humans,”

    Should we issue vials of cyanide?



    I don't think you could get turtles to drink from a bottle (or vial).
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    Apr 23, 2020 4:57 PM GMT
    Some Florida beaches are experiencing the same thing. At least briefly. Our Trump-indebted governor was slow to close the beaches, until Donald approved; it became a national story, and now he’s allowed some to reopen already. Despite 72% of Florida voters being opposed to opening the state so quickly. Oh well, whatever Donald wants, Donald gets with our governor.

    Too bad the nesting turtles don’t get a vote. Nor do the votes of people matter who are more concerned for their health than staying in Trump’s good graces.