Oftentimes, I still wonder if my little buddy ever made it after we sent him off into the sea.
It is estimated that only 1 in 1,000 turtle hatchlings survives to adulthood. Along with fishing gear and climate change, there are numerous human activity threats to sea turtles.
But for now, the fate of turtles may change and the Covid-19 pandemic could be playing a role.
Endangered turtles are thriving as global lockdowns vacate beaches across the world.
In Thailand and India's eastern coast, millions of endangered baby turtles were seen making their way on empty beaches to the sea!
From the archives
Endangered sea turtles are nesting in peace — at least for now.