wotevatravel:

As best as I could figure, these are Olive Ridley turtles, aka. golfinos, the smallest of the sea turtles. Adults are about 84 pounds and 26 inches. About 25 recent hatchling were released this evening right at the beach where we were staying. BEST part of the trip!

Studies suggest that only 1 of about 1000 hatchlings makes it to adulthood. Life expectancy these days is 50 years.

Protecting nests and ensuring hatchlings make through the first steps of their lives (with training and supervision), is a great way to help save the seriously endangered sea turtle population! #ITTW

ITTW is here!Okay, shells, let's get out there and tell everyone how to help save us!

thewhimsyturtle:

Listen up, shells!

Today is the start of International Turtle and Tortoise Week!  Aka time for us to get out there and show everyone how awesome we are!

This year’s theme is ways people can help save turtles and tortoises.  Let’s get this shell-ebration going!

Professor Kirby is right! It’s time to shell-ebrate #ITTW aka  International Turtle and Tortoise Week. We all have to commit to saving turtles and tortoises so generations to come can know their greatness. How are you helping the cause??