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Friday, April 30, 2010

Qatar Turtles

In her latest article on Qatar Nature, Qatar naturalist and author Fran Gillespie dives into the the fascinating world of the Qatar turtle - a creature which is born on the shores of Qatar, but only returns to lay eggs after full maturity some 45 years later.

A turtle lays eggs on a Qatar beach.
The journey to this maturity is fraught with danger, from foxes and seagulls to nets and plastic bags that can be mistaken for the jelly fish turtles like to eat. But at least one danger has been removed - in Qatar rangers protect the turtles from human interference and egg stealing.

For the full story see Qatar's Marine Turtles.

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