Sunday, March 13, 2011
Baby Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Photo by Contemporary Nomad.com
As you may have guessed, sea turtles were gravely affected by the tsunami that hit Japan. Sea turtles live near the shore and surface often for oxygen, making them quite likely to get swept inland by a tsunami.
On top of casualties from the sea, an effort to breed the endangered olive ridley sea turtle also took a big blow when 20 of 30 breeding sea turtles were swept away. It saddens me to think that this natural disaster could harm so many humans and also possibly cause the extinction of a species.