segunda-feira, 3 de novembro de 2014

210,000 Baby Turtles Just Hatched In Brazil


Credit: C. Ferrara/Wildlife Conservation Society

Credit: C. Ferrara/Wildlife Conservation Society

Scientists and conservationists have just witnessed a mass hatching of baby Giant South American River Turtles in Brazil and they've estimated that there were approximately 210,000 of them! Turtle researchers managed to mark and release 15,000 of these baby turtles so they can hopefully provide valuable research and important data in the future with a method called "Mark & Recapture". This will allow researchers to estimate the size of the population, and also helps to calculate dispersal patterns and survival rates.



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