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Rescuing and releasing sea turtle hatchlings in Todos Santos, Mexico by Mariah Baumgartle

Another batch of endangered sea creatures is making its way to the sea, safe from predators like raccoons, coyotes, and men who would collect the eggs or flesh to sell on the black market. The eggs, according to local folklore, are considered an aphrodisiac, the meat, a delicacy. Adult turtles are also victimized by commercial fishermen who use long-line and gill nets that entangle and kill the animals.

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Rescuing and releasing sea turtle hatchlings in Todos Santos, Mexico Ed Kociela

Photos by Mariah Baumgartle The sun is setting off the coast of Todos Santos, Baja California Sur and, even though we are in the tropics, we are bundled up in heavy, hooded sweatshirts and jeans to pr... read more
Published or Updated on: March 8, 2012 by Mariah Baumgartle © 2012
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