Wednesday, July 28, 2010

From A Reader

I recently received an email from one of my readers. He or She enclosed some photos taken recently of a sea turtle laying her eggs here on the Island. I can only assume and hope that the person who sent me these was volunteering for the turtle farm. Otherwise, one should never get that close to the turtles while laying their eggs.

I would like to publicly thank this person for sending me those very interesting photos. Unfortunately there was no name anywhere on the email. Only the email address. Which I am not going to repeat here!

So whoever you are, thank you so much for sharing with all of us.

So, for your enjoyment:

She layed 124 eggs that night

Collecting the eggs

Resting before she heads back to sea

Sizing her up


Ann said...

Wonderful photos! Thanks to you & the reader for sharing.

Sam and Bob said...

Truly amazing. Thanks for sharing.

KfromMichigan said...

Amazing! Thanks Wayne for sharing and to the person that sent you the photos.

Croft said...

Like you Wayne, I hope this person was collecting those eggs legally and legitimately. With about a 2% survival ratio (in the wild, a little better under controlled incubation and release) those 124 eggs represent two turtles growing to adulthood! Very exciting!