Sunday, March 13, 2011

Tsunami Turtles

Baby Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Photo by Contemporary

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.


  1. Ohhhhh Rachel,

    He is so tiny and cute. Blessing to the people and wild life that have been effected by the tsunami.

  2. everyone and everything is hurt in a disaster ....Makes me sad thinkin about it :(...As always...XOXOXO

  3. Can you imagine feeling even more vulnerable than this cute little guy? I'm sure the people of Japan can. :( My heart goes out to them all.

  4. He is so tiny! I don't believe I have ever seen a turtle so small:(

    My prayers going out to all who are affected by the tsunami.

  5. Aren't tiny turtles cute! :) It is scary to think of them fighting against the tsunami. They (and the Japanese people) appreciate your prayers. :)