Thursday, October 25, 2012

Turtle Killers Caught and Awaiting Trial!

In August, two local construction workers killed an Olive Ridley sea turtle near the Parque Hawaii. The female turtle had arrived on shore to lay her eggs and the young men, frustrated that she did not lay her eggs, used a broken bottle to kill her and extract her eggs.

Together with furious local residents, ARCAS staff detained the men and called the police. The detainees are currently in jail awaiting trial. The 116 extracted eggs were buried in the Hawaii Hatchery and successfully hatched in late September.

*The Bloody Eggs*

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