Record Number of Sea Turtles Hatch in Israel, Showing Success of Rescue Efforts
13,000 sea turtle eggs hatched in 2018, breaking a record
13,000 sea turtles hatched along Israel’s coastline in 2018, making it a record-breaking year for the reptile’s reproduction in the country. The Israel Nature and Parks Authority’s Sea Turtle Rescue Center, whose employees collect eggs laid on the beach and transfer them to protected sites until hatched, said in its annual review published Sunday that the data suggests its ongoing activity is bearing fruit.
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