June 22, 2018

Turtles hatched in aquarium released

TOKYO, Oct. 20 (UPI) — Seventy young loggerhead turtles hatched in an aquarium after their nesting beach was eroded by last year’s Japanese tsunami have been returned to the sea.

The eggs were taken to the Aquamarine Fukashima aquarium because of fears the nesting sites would be covered at high tide, the Asahi Shimbun reported. A beach walker found the eggs in August 2011 on Shin-Maiko Beach, and scientists gathered 127 of them.

The turtles were released on the same beach.

Loggerheads are an endangered species although they are one of the most widely distributed sea

Source: http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2012/10/20/Turtles-hatched-in-aquarium-released/UPI-11621350771781/