A Mob Of Disruptive Tourists Sent Nesting Turtles Back To Sea

Each year, thousands of olive ridley sea turtles arrive on a 7-kilometer (4-mile) stretch of beach in Costa Rica to lay their eggs in the sand.

Earlier this month, however, their mission was thwarted by a throng of disruptive tourists.

A mob reportedly flocked to the Ostional Wildlife Refuge to catch a glimpse of the turtles’ mass nesting onshore, a wildlife phenomenon known as an “arribada.” The Tico Times reported that tourists touched the turtles, stood on top of nests and placed children on top of the animals to take photographs like the one read more >>>

Source : HuffingtonPost.Com

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