These spiny softshell turtle hatchlings are among the lucky ones whose mother was able to find a place to lay her eggs. Restaurateurs have been fined for putting them on the menu, but experts say shrinking sites for proper nesting are also a big cause of the freshwater turtle’s dwindling population. 

(Read more http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2013/03/26/ontario_turtle_soup_on_the_menu_brings_10000_fine_for_restaurateur.html

These spiny softshell turtle hatchlings are among the lucky ones whose mother was able to find a place to lay her eggs. Restaurateurs have been fined for putting them on the menu, but experts say shrinking sites for proper nesting are also a big cause of the freshwater turtle’s dwindling population. 

(Read more http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2013/03/26/ontario_turtle_soup_on_the_menu_brings_10000_fine_for_restaurateur.html

A day late but yesterday, March 1st, was the beginning of turtle nesting season. Here’s hoping we can focus on the survival of the species and not on little inconveniences like darker beaches. Give loggerheads et al a chance! They’ve been around longer than we’ve been alive!

( Palm Beach news notes peoples annoyance with lower lighting for Turtle nesting season

A day late but yesterday, March 1st, was the beginning of turtle nesting season. Here’s hoping we can focus on the survival of the species and not on little inconveniences like darker beaches. Give loggerheads et al a chance! They’ve been around longer than we’ve been alive!

( Palm Beach news notes peoples annoyance with lower lighting for Turtle nesting season