Like summer, turtle hatching season is coming to a close on Hatteras Island, and all along the coast, sunbathers incubate themselves in late summer heat, under strategically planted umbrellas that skirt dozens of fenced nesting areas. Only feet away, just under the surface, the eggs of five turtle species slowly mature, a process that has endured since the dinosaurs.
That cycle almost came to a crashing halt. In humanity’s short reign, overfishing drove sea turtles almost to extinction — Churchill’s favorite meal was sea turtle soup — and today ocean gyres of plastic kill still more. These protected nesting sites read more >>>
Source : HuffingtonPost.Com