A nice letter from the National Geographic Traveler and the closing chapter on our Nudibranch Photography discussion as seen in the recent National Geographic Magazine...plus a short intro... the Olive ridley Turtles, an endangerd species.
...the closing chapter? maybe...but YOU never know what is
around the next corner.
© Gunther Deichmann - “Caring Hands -Save and Protect our Environment”
...Olive ridleyTurtle hatchlings been released into the Ocean, Philippines.
The leatherback, hawksbill and Kemp's ridley turtle species are listed as endangered. The breeding populations of Olive ridley and green sea turtles are endangered along Mexico's Pacific Coast, and threatened elsewhere, the study found. Coastal development, beachfront lighting, pollution and hunting are contributing to the demise of the sea turtles, which come ashore periodically to lay their eggs in "nests" dug in the sand, according to the study. "Threatened" means a species could become "endangered," which means the species might face extinction.
See below the letter from Marilyn Terrell; thanks Marilyn for your kind words, lets do this again one of these days with topics concerning our Environment or related issues.
Fascinating discussion, and I'm impressed that marine biologist Lee Goldman took the time to write such an informed and thought-provoking response. Thank you Gunther for hosting this worthwhile conversation. I like it that people with differing points of view are given a chance to express their concerns and opinions on your blog in a civilized way.
National Geographic Traveler
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Marilys letter came in response of our last discussion and the letter written by Lee Goldman, if you have missed it just click on the link below.
Underwater Photography…are you a responsible Photographer? A letter from a Marine Biologist…Education, awareness, an article in the recent Fins Magazine fits in nicely with the Nudibranch images in National Geographic Magazine…