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Thread: Turtle Story, puts a smile on my face

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    Thumbs up Turtle Story, puts a smile on my face

    Here is a story from Amigoe.

    It is really heartwarming to see so many people go to so much effort for a single animal.

    Wish I could have been there to help.

    So big Kudos to all who helped.

    http://www.amigoe.com/artman/publish/artikel_56199.php



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    Yes, for sure a happy story! This account of the story http://batibleki.visitaruba.com/2009/05/07/successful-leatherback-save/, as well as nice big photo of the turtle and rescuers, gives a better idea of the location where this happened. The mention of Druif beach in the Amigo story was obviously erroneous.

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    One very lucky turtle she was lucky somebody spotted her!!. Nice to see help came very quickly and effectively they saved this turtles life. Congrats to all that helped.
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    What a wonderful story...especially with a happy ending....except, what happens to the babies when they hatch and can't make it out to sea ????? I someone watching so they can help them ????
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    Michele, the babies take approximately 2 months to hatch. I think the turtle "helpers" interfere as little as possible with the hatchlings, but I could be wrong. Poor things have such a low survival rate.

    If anyone ever gets to the east coast of Florida there is a wonderful organization- Loggerhead Marinelife Center of Juno Beach - Sea Turtle Hospital http://www.marinelife.org/ You are able to see the turtles up close while they are being nursed back to health.

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    Turtle Nests at the AM

    I just received a note from the manager and he will have photos when they hatch. There are two turtle nests in front of the AM right now.

    http://ambrcam.stardotcams.com/
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    The turtle group here is excellent. They really know what they are doing - i'm sure that if they don't have a plan already for the babies - they are researching
    with other turtle groups what to do.
    Aruba Kitten Rescue www.arubakitten.org
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    thanks G
    love to see the photos

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