From the moment they are born, these plucky Green Turtles from the Ascension Islands will face a huge battle to survive. Those that do survive, like their mothers did before them, will return to exactly same beach where they hatched.
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For the people who want to be able to help them into the sea after hatching- even if you did that it would make very little difference in how many reach reproductive age, and therefore very little difference in the survival of the species. It's a nice thought, but the place people should help them is when they are adults or almost so and prone to getting caught in fishing nets and drowned. That's their biggest threat, so start with fishing boats if you want to save the turtles.
So planet earth recently taught me that, because a lot of cities are next to the beaches these days, baby turtles mistake the artificial lights as the moon when they're born at night, so they climb towards that and then, gets crushed by cars or dying from exhaustion from crawling towards nothing.. wow these turtles have it tough
I KNOW RIGHT it is so cute to watch the baby turtles run for the ocean on the scorching sand although all that awaits them there is a current that will end up washing most of them out to the ocean in which they will drown.
"See the turtle of enormous girth!On his shell he holds the earth. His thought is slow but always kind; he holds us all within his mind. On his back all vows are made; he sees the truth but mayn't aid. He loves the land and loves the sea, And even loves a child like me."
I know it isn't natural, but we should be allowed to stop seagulls and land predators from attacking them. I mean is it really necessary for a seagull, one of the most common birds, really need a meal of potentially long living sea turtles? I know most won't make it, but we could at least improve the chances.
Yeah as others have commented, these cycles prevent over population of species. And as sad as it is, alot of sea turtles die of natural cause, marine predators and pollution. But rest assured that of the many that survive, they carry on their family line 👍
This list contains a competition – further details at the bottom of the list. Everybody knows Ian Fleming’s master spy, James Bond. The suave and handsome secret agent with a license to kill, Bond became the new face of cinematic spies after the release of Dr. No, the very first Bond film, in 1962. Before Bond, spies were often portrayed as paunchy, unattractive, cowardly, even elderly—much of which may have been more accurate, in reality—but the Cold War-ridden 1960s was more interested in fantasy and escape than cinema verite. And so, instead of the seedy and miserable nobody of Joseph Conrad’s “Secret Agent,” spies became good-looking ladies’ men with charm and toughness to spare.
Ian Fleming probably didn’t realize what a seed he was planting when he created James Bond. Almost immediately after his big screen debut, Bond had a whole generation of imitators following him on TV and film. There were suddenly spies everywhere—some surreal and campy, others sophisticated and witty, some hip and groovy. There was even a wedding of the spy with the western. By 1970, the anti-establishment sentiments of the hippies had fully taken hold in pop culture, and the spy craze was suddenly no more. Only James Bond was left, last as he was first, to carry on.
PLEASE NOTE: This list excludes Bond—this is, of course, about the OTHER spy series of the day. Bond, naturally, is the biggest and best known. The point is, he wasn’t alone.