Kome: It's very sad to know that only like 2 or 3 of those cuties will ever make it to adulthood. I know that nature is red in tooth and claw, but it still sucks.
TuteTibiImperes: Considering how endangered they are it seems like catching them all as they hatch, raising them in a protected environment, and then releasing them into the wild when they're large enough to fend for themselves might be a worthwhile endeavor. I suppose they need to learn how to find food on their own and all, but with a big enough tank I can't see why an environment that approximates the wild to ease the transition couldn't be built.
MooseBayou: Saw a hatching about 25 years ago just east of Destin, Florida.Late night, after a restaurant shift, drinking beers and dangling my legs from a little boardwalk. Feeling rotten about everything. Then, little baby turtles everywhere. Right under my feet.Really changed the mood. Unforgettable.
Terrible Old Man: "Ugly?" They just look like little turtles. What's ugly about that?Kome: It's very sad to know that only like 2 or 3 of those cuties will ever make it to adulthood. I know that nature is red in tooth and claw, but it still sucks.Learn to stop personificating animals. The animals that eat them are no less worthy to see the next day than they are. It's all intended which is why there's so many babies to begin with.
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