Today is another special day. 🙂
Today is World Turtle Day!
According to Live Science, ‘turtles are aquatic reptiles with hard shells that protect them from predators.They have webbed feet or flippers and a streamlined body. Sea turtles rarely leave the ocean, except to lay eggs in the sand. Freshwater turtles live in ponds and lakes, and they climb out of the water onto logs or rocks to bask in the warm sun’.
Most turtles are omnivores and live to more than 1oo years. All turtles lay eggs. They dig nests in the sand and let the eggs hatch on their own. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), lists many turtle species as threatened, endangered or critically endangered.
So I applaud organisations such as Local Ocean Trust who support Watamu Turtle Watch (www.watamuturtles.com) in Kenya. WTW was started in 1997 by the locals to ‘protect nesting sea turtles’.
Crush is a Disney charachter. The 150-year-old sea turtle helps Nemo and Dora (wrong charachter) Dory…Nemo and Dory find their way home in the Disney/Pixar 2003 animation film, ‘Finding Nemo’. You can see him with his son Squirt below.
‘Gimme some fin’ as we celebrate World Turtle Day …:)