“Endangered albino green turtles hatch under Navy’s watch”

Khram Island, Thailand, June 17, 2009–A Thai Navy sailor holds a baby albino green sea turtle at a nursery for the reptiles, which are considered endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

albino green turtle

albino green turtle

These babies turtle will live in this pond at Khram island, about 30 km (19 miles) from Pattaya, east of Bangkok, Thailand. Once the baby turtles’ shells are larger and strong enough to protect them from various predators, the  young turtles will be released to the sea.

The Thai Navy hatch and raise about 15,000 green turtles and hawksbill turtles annually at the navy’s conservation center.  The navy will keep watch over these endangered turtles for about six months before releasing them into the sea.

Thank you for your service. The Thai Navy is setting a great example for how the military can be of more sservice to our living planet.

Resources

Image and Excerpts courtesy of  News.nationalgeographic.com/Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters/news/2009/06/photogalleries/week-in-news-pictures-136/index.html

Excerpts courtesy of  English.sina.com/life/p/2009/0623/250680.html


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  1. November 10, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    […] (images via: Wallace044, Thai Photo Blogs and Nature’s Crusaders) […]


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