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August 08, 2020 - Reuters

INDONESIA: Thousands of baby turtles get first taste of the sea

INDONESIA: Thousands of baby turtles get first taste of the sea
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More than 10,000 baby turtles were released into the sea off the Indonesian island of Bali on Friday, as part of conservationists’ attempts to boost the population of a vulnerable species and promote environmental protection.

Conservation groups carried crates each full of dozens of tiny turtles to the island’s Gianyar beach and encouraged local people and volunteers to line up on the sand and release the hatchlings together. The turtles, just a few inches long, scurried over the black sand and pebbles as the tide splashed over them.

“It’s really exciting to see all of these turtles being released into the wild,” said American volunteer Jessica Lieberman, adding she hoped they would survive.

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