I just watched the most beautiful baby turtles!

@marguicha (102294)
Chile
July 18, 2018 2:55pm CST
I am not going to take a nap. I am not sleepy. But I got into my bed because there my knees are not as painful. Cold is not good for my joints. I turned on the TV and I zapped it until I got Nat Geo Channel. A man in Cuba was digging the sand with his hands and many baby turtles were crawling up. The man protects the place where turtles place their eggs and knows when the turtles will come out so he helps them to take them out. He charges a very small fee to let any tourist that wants to take a turtle to the sea with their own hands. That money will help him continue to take care of the babies and will make people understand that animals have to be taken care of. They were so cute that I understand when people do exactly the opposite of what they should do and keep them captives as pets. But we must learn that wild animals should not be kept in cages. They should be free if we want to save our planet. Have you ever seen baby turtles walk to the sea? There should be someone nearby. Some of them get mixed up and walk away from the sea. And every turtle is needed in the planet
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@nomus24g (24943)
• India
18 Jul
are those Olive Ridley sea turtles?
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@marguicha (102294)
• Chile
18 Jul
I don´t know. I got the picture from Pixabay. They are very similar to what I saw.
@nomus24g (24943)
• India
18 Jul
@marguicha yes, they seems to be that species only...in India they are considered as endangered...
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@marguicha (102294)
• Chile
19 Jul
@nomus24g What I say was happening in Cuba.
@celticeagle (119871)
• Boise, Idaho
19 Jul
So many don't make it.
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@marguicha (102294)
• Chile
19 Jul
With human help, as I saw today, more might make it.
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@celticeagle (119871)
• Boise, Idaho
21 Jul
@marguicha ......And it is such a good feeling to know you were able to help.
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@marguicha (102294)
• Chile
21 Jul
@celticeagle Absolutely! And these are endangered species.
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@DianneN (85168)
• United States
19 Jul
Oh, how wonderful! I've seen protected areas where baby turtle eggs were, but wished I could watch them walk into the sea.
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@marguicha (102294)
• Chile
19 Jul
I spent a long time waiting a couple of years ago, but they did not come out. Today I was telling my friends about this and Hector told me that one of his sons had seen once a mother turtle who had come to the beach to lay her eggs.
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@DianneN (85168)
• United States
19 Jul
@marguicha That must have been so exciting. I've read many books about it. Florida has lots or areas where turtles lay their eggs and then the babies head toward the ocean once they hatch. Hopefully, we will get to witness it. The turtles from the pond across the street from us here in Connecticut seem to think laying their eggs on our lawn is the thing to do. Unfortunately, they have never hatched here.
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@marguicha (102294)
• Chile
19 Jul
@DianneN As I gathered, the turtles I saw could well be sisters to the ones in Florida.
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@MALUSE (43652)
• Uzbekistan
18 Jul
That must be an extraordinary experience!
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@marguicha (102294)
• Chile
18 Jul
When I went to Aruba I stood for hours waiting for the turtles to come out, but they didn´t.
@MALUSE (43652)
• Uzbekistan
18 Jul
@marguicha I can understand your disappointment.
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@marguicha (102294)
• Chile
19 Jul
@MALUSE I imagine that this was in part the reason why I was so happy to see this on TV.
@Missmwngi (10783)
• Nairobi, Kenya
18 Jul
I can imagine how cute that was and no i have never seen some.
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@marguicha (102294)
• Chile
18 Jul
I´d love to see them for real.
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@Missmwngi (10783)
• Nairobi, Kenya
18 Jul
@marguicha Same here
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@marguicha (102294)
• Chile
19 Jul
@Missmwngi It is very moving.
@aureliah (18733)
• Kenya
18 Jul
I have never seen baby turtles walk to the sea and I would never mind having such a spectacular view
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@marguicha (102294)
• Chile
18 Jul
I think it must be awesome. It was beautiful to watch it on TV.
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@aureliah (18733)
• Kenya
5 Aug
@marguicha I hope to see them some day
@KristenH (24960)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
18 Jul
I don't think I have. But I've seen it in TV and a recent Hallmark Hall of Fame movie this spring.
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@marguicha (102294)
• Chile
18 Jul
I saw that on TV too.
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@KristenH (24960)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
19 Jul
@marguicha It was sad in the end.
@TRBRocks420 (82802)
• Banks, Oregon
18 Jul
Very cute and, yes I have, they have to be careful so birds won't get them.
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@marguicha (102294)
• Chile
19 Jul
This is the importance of protecting the babies on their slow walk to the sea.
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@JohnRoberts (63216)
• Los Angeles, California
18 Jul
I have only seen footage of the baby turtles.
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@marguicha (102294)
• Chile
19 Jul
I´m sure you would have loved this program.
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@Kandae11 (40370)
18 Jul
I have never seen them up close - except in pictures.
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@marguicha (102294)
• Chile
19 Jul
This was a movie on TV.
@Icydoll (24717)
• India
18 Jul
Yes I have seen baby turtles dear friend
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@marguicha (102294)
• Chile
18 Jul
Just coming out of their eggs?
@nela13 (8412)
• Portugal
19 Jul
I have seen them only on TV, never on live.
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@Jessabuma (33192)
• Baguio, Philippines
19 Jul
I have seen turtles before. But it's been a long time
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@august18 (4030)
• Tunisia
19 Jul
Yes, I did see baby turtles walk to the sea before. I'm raising a baby turtle, too in my garden.
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• India
19 Jul
I have seen little baby turtles and they are so cute.
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@Rashnag (4046)
• Thane, India
19 Jul
Good to know. Thanks for sharing dear
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