A very special one

By Guido Trombetta on 3:57 PM ,

© WWF / Carlos Drews

In the previous post I've spoken about the beach of Ostional, Costa Rica, where millions of sea turtles born every year. Here there is one in particular, probably ill-fated but truly exceptional.
This two-headed hatchling was born in good health - both heads were emerging above the water surface to breathe. “This is something that no one here has seen in more than 50 years of working with sea turtles,” said Melvin and Olger Chavarr√≠a owners of a local lodge.
The two-headed turtle caught the attention of WWF, the global conservation organization, which says deformations of this sort can be associated with contaminants, increased temperatures possibly resulting from climate change, or other causes like industrial and agricultural contaminants in the sea.

Here you can see the video:

© WWF / Carlos Drews

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2 Response to 'A very special one'

  1. jj
    https://seawayblog.blogspot.com/2007/12/very-special-one.html?showComment=1253462705383#c5101286018379996866'> September 20, 2009 at 6:05 PM

    that turtle is a burk! but i love him/them


  2. Anonymous
    https://seawayblog.blogspot.com/2007/12/very-special-one.html?showComment=1292440726301#c5660556626232317749'> December 15, 2010 at 8:18 PM

    The really tragic thing is that everywere you look you see garbage left by humans in nature.
    Like that cigarettefilter that´s been thrown away on the beach. Am a smoker myself, but you can´t just throw your shit on the ground! Poor twoheadedturtle, have to crawl over our freakin´ garbages! Makes me mad. And there is plenty more in nature to worry about. Give room for all the animals, we are not alone..!