Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Your Eyes Needed: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Stolen

My blog readers know I'm fond of sea turtles. Anyone who sees me driving around the state knows I'm fond of sea turtles--my license plate gives me away. So I was understandably upset when I learned someone stole hatchlings from a North Carolina beach.

Yes, someone absconded with baby turtles. Can you believe it?

For those who didn't know, sea turtles are endangered. It's illegal to steal, injure, or kill them, whether hatched or not.

The US Fish and Wildlife Service has posted a reward for the capture and conviction of the thief. For more information, please read the article in Scientific American.

Thanks to the NC Zoo for spreading word of this crime via a Twitter "Re Tweet".

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