Friday, May 2, 2008

Leatherbacked Turtles and the Truth

This morning Anne was taking her morning walk on the beach and lo and behold, there was a fresh egg laying site done by Mrs Leatherback turtle------ Alone, I might add.

The site was just to the right of the green bushes and before the square sign that says "All friggin' Leatherbacked Turtles are forbidden to lay eggs on the airport runway".

This is the site. It looks like a lot better idea than we humans have. I mean, all she has to do is dig a hole and then leave.
We, on the other hand, have to raise the little brat until he is old enough to prang the family car.....

Left side was the long and heavy climb and the right side was the substantially lighter post- birth exit back to the cool, cool sea.
With that in mind, I thought I would post two cartoons I drew concerning the subject of the truth of Leatherbacked turtles............ click on the pictures to enlarge them.

There is more than meets the eye, in just the electronic tagging of leatherbacked turtles...

'Nuff said......
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