May 22, 2022

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Endangered hawksbill sea turtles on way to Persian Gulf waters

The first group of hawksbill sea turtles (eretmochelys imbricata) crawled to the water from the beach of a village in southern Iranian island of Qeshm.  

Endangered hawksbill sea turtles on way to Persian Gulf waters

A few days ago, the head of the Qeshm environment department predicted that over 2,000 turtle eggs would hatch here.

Mohammad Dakhteh said that about 80 percent of those eggs are fertile.

Hawksbill sea turtles are going to become extinct not only in the Persian Gulf but also in waters across the world.

Endangered hawksbill sea turtles on way to Persian Gulf waters

Southern beach of Qeshm Island annually hosts hundreds of hawksbill sea turtles that come here to spawn.

Their breeding spot was registered on the national heritage list of Iran over a decade ago.

Endangered hawksbill sea turtles on way to Persian Gulf waters

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Original News : https://en.irna.ir/news/84753376/Endangered-hawksbill-sea-turtles-on-way-to-Persian-Gulf-waters

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