Sea Turtle Rescue

June 2005 was the best time in my life. I lived at an isolated nature reserve for sea turtles on the mouth of the Atlantic, in Suriname, South America during my Peace Corps life for 3 weeks – hanging around endangered leatherback turtles, excavating hatched nests with bare hands, watching a British film crew shoot a sea turtle documentary, and creating a “family” with 4 of the most awesome researcher friends from Suriname, Netherlands, US, and Australia one could imagine. I still talk about that time in my life like it was yesterday.

That time in my life is still vivid to the point that if I wasn’t a photographer, I’m convinced I’d be doing something with turtles. So I couldn’t help but be excited when I saw this video link (from the photo) about a turtle rehab hospital in Georgia, posted by CNN.  It’s an interesting glimpse of the work that goes into saving these incredible creatures who have been around since the dinosaurs roamed the earth. Click and have a look.

A green and leatherback sea turtle share a beach in Suriname.

A green turtle and leatherback turtle share a beach in Suriname to lay their eggs.


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