Sea turtles raised from artificial hatching of eggs produced by mother that died in accident released

Sea turtles raised from artificial hatching of eggs produced by mother that died in accident released

Children watched baby turtles being released into the sea at a beach of Kijoka, Ogimi on the night of October 4. At the Okinawa Churashima Foundation's Research Center, the baby turtles were raised from artificial hatching of eggs produced by a mother green sea turtle that was run over by a car.


October 15, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On the night of October 4, at a beach of Kijoka, Ogimi, the Okinawa Churashima Foundation’s Research Center released ten baby turtles. They were from artificially raised and hatched eggs, which were taken from a female green sea turtle that was run over by a car on National Highway 58 at Kijoka on the night of August 16.

According to the foundation, there is no example in the world of baby turtles being raised from the eggs of a mother turtle that died, and released to the sea.

About 50 people, families and animal experts, watched the baby turtles being released into the sea at the beach.

(English translation by T&CT)

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