This Thing Called Courage

Friday, August 22, 2008

Environmental Pic of the Day



ITALY: August 20, 2008
A volunteer from the Marine Turtle Rescue Center holds a newly hatched sea turtle before the shore on Linosa, a small volcanic island south of Sicily.
About 60 newly hatched sea turtles lost their way during their ritual passage to the sea and marched into an Italian restaurant instead, a conservation worker said on August 18.
The baby turtles -- which ended up under the tables of startled diners at the beachside restaurant -- were probably thrown off track and lured by the eatery's bright lights, said Antonio Colucci, who was called to help rescue the group.
The stranded turtles, which had hatched on a beach in the southern Italian region of Calabria, were released into the sea.
Story by Paulo Siqueira
Photo by PAULO SIQUEIRA

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