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Monday, June 13, 2005

To Water!

They sure look like they are really trying for the water--actually, they orient themselves by the sun's reflection from the sea. It is an interesting little tidbit the park rangers tell you before they let you to the site that if you have a white shirt on, it's best to cover it, or stand behing someone with darker clothing, because it might actually confuse the baby turtles.These babies were very active and about 5 minutes after they were lifted out from their styrofoam traveling boxes and placed to the and, they headed straight to the ocean. Unfortunately for them, but prolonging the viewing for us, the waves were so aggressive that Sunday morning that they were tossed back quite a nmber of times before a large but gentle roller finally came in, lifted them up, and washed most of them them down to the Gulf, where their ancestors came from. It was very touching, watching these little creatures doing what they always did, for thousands of years, but now, endangered by human activity, they were aided by and cheered on by humans...A park ranger further aside even fed the seagulls with cat kibbles so that they are not getting overexcited about a potential baby turtle breakfast.  Posted by Hello


At 10:29 AM, Anonymous Audie said...

It looks like you guys had a great time. :) Those baby turtles are wonderful. Where is mine? I specifically requested one baby turtle and a shark's tooth. ;P

It looks beautiful there, yay pictures!


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