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Sunday, May 17, 2020

Day 62

Remember Penyu, the baby turtle I adopted and released back into the wild on a turtle-release excursion 2 years ago?  Story and photos here.

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
Penyu

Endangered sea turtles are  nesting in peace  at least for now.

35 comments:

Himawan Sant said...

I am also concerned about the exploitation of sea turtles and I am partly forbidding that action.
May the world natural preservation agency immediately take a cessation.

sherry fundin said...

i like to think the little guy made it. it's interesting to see glimpses of the positive side of the pandemic
sherry @ fundinmental

Lin said...

I like to think that the animals that we release go on to live happy animal lives...even if it is only a short time. Living in the wild is tough! I think about our little turtle, Squirt, every so often. I hope that she lived...or is living...the life that every turtle should live. Beats living in a 10 gallon tank for your entire life.

betty said...

I am hopeful that yours made it Veronica! It is nice to see the health of the planet improving. Maybe lessons can be learned on how to have this continue as more areas open up. Maybe more can continue to work from home.

Betty

Mother of 3 said...

We read so much about the predators, lights, and interference that have an impact on baby sea turtles. I'm hopeful yours made it!

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

I love the sight of baby turtles making that dash to the sea

junieper/Jesh said...

One positive result on day 62:) Another one is what Breaking Christian News wrote about. Because parents were all this time forced to teach their kids, because the schools were close, home schooling has increased in America. That means that hundreds of kids won't be subjected anymore to information about sex and religion where they are way too young for! Am so happy about that! Hope your little turtle made it:)

stevebethere said...

Aww! great shot and I am sure he made it too :-)

Have a safetastic week 😷😷😷

NanaHood said...

Ahhh, love turtles. When we were in the Keys we went to a rescue operation. So informative and fun!

yonosoymillenium said...

ha ido bien para la naturaleza, al menos.

EricaSta said...

Wonderful post. I love the turtles.

Thank you for sharing for My Corner of the World. I enjoyed reading.

Stay healthy.

Meditations in Motion said...

What an adventure you had with Penyu! This is certainly a silver lining from the pandemic. Good for the turtles!

Café Sonnenblende said...

A baby turtle? So cute!
Wonderful photo!

Powell River Books said...

I just saw a cottontail bunny today on our walk. I've seen deer as well. Even here in the city animals are reclaiming territory. Wonder what will happen with everything starting back up. - Margy

NCSue said...

Very cool to see the turtle. Hope he lives a long and healthy life!
Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2020/05/back-to-archives.html

Zinaida Strinu said...

How cute the turtles are! And adults are so impressive, as if they are wise old men, that everyone respects.
Thank you for sharing!☺
Have a good day!

Michele Morin said...

I had never thought of that positive outcome and it's likely true of other species as well!

Suzana said...

What a cute turtle! I love this creatures and their stories!
Thank you for sharing this image!
Happy WW and all the best!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

one of the blessings of the world wide pandemic is the relief it has brought to wild life.

magiceye said...

May their tribe increase!

the 4 M's said...

It is interesting to see some of the different positives that have occured with the slow down of everything the past few months. Turtles are such beautiful creatures!

An Apel a Day said...

I love that at least this is good on other animals, and the environment.

That turtle is so cute!

Sandee said...

May they thrive always. A wonderful lesson here.

Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

betty-NZ said...

I like to think that the good deeds (like releasing your little friend) have good endings :) A lack of humans can be a good thing.

I am so glad that you took the time to share your world at 'My Corner of the World' this week! Thanks!

Natasha said...

The much endangered Olive Ridley turtles made a huge come back in the beaches of Orissa, in India. So yes, Mother Earth indeed is reclaiming with the pandemic. Thank god for these blessings in these grave times.

I'd like to believe Penyu is thriving and living a life of gay abandon. Bless you for saving him, Veronica.

Enjoy the rest of your week. Much love.

Thanks for this warm, fuzzy post for #WordlessWednesday.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

That is good news that the sea turtles can nest peacefully and are thriving.

Kayni said...

I'd love to think that Penyu made it. I pray that he is thriving wherever he is.

Esha M Dutta said...

What a wonderful post, Veronica! So glad you did the right thing and saved Penyu. Their numbers will slowly go up and I'm sure he is blessing you for that.

Thank you for sharing this amazingly positive post.

Stay safe and wish you a happy #ww!
Best wishes
Esha

Kirsi schreibt said...

Oh wow so nice shot. It has to be so great to see that in really life,
Greetings
Kirsi

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Hurray for turtles!

Gattina said...

At least for the animals and the nature, the Coronavirus is a blessing ! It has already cleaned a lot of things which would have taken us at least 10 years !

bill burke said...

I love turtles, that is some good news for them. Great post and thanks for sharing.

Monika Ohson | TravelerInMe said...

Penyu must be safe & happy with your love & blessings still with him.

The pandemic has been specifically been good for nature & the lives it encompasses. There have been numerous photos & videos of birds & animals enjoying their freedom & space. Unfortunately it maybe short lived as highly unlikely that humans have understood the change needed.

Rhodesia said...

Think positive - of course it made it to adulthood. Interesting post. Diane

Create With Joy said...

Your photo and story was beautiful (read the linked one too).
CONGRATS - you are on of our Featured Guests at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy this week!
xoxo Stay Safe :-)