Green turtle rescued from cemetery

| 27/07/2020 | 16 Comments

(CNS): An endangered green turtle was rescued from a cemetery on Sunday by a volunteer with the Department of Environment after the animal became disorientated and got trapped between graves. Amanda Brown found the turtle on her beach walk at the cemetery in West Bay. This is another example of how beachfront development and the lights are putting turtles at risk by confusing hatchlings as well as nesting adult females.

“This morning on my sea turtle nest monitoring walk with the Department of Environment I came across a sea turtle nest with tracks leading into a nearby cemetery,” Brown said in a DoE social media post.

“This green sea turtle became disoriented after nesting and walked all throughout the cemetery before getting stuck between several graves. Thankfully with the help of a DoE conservation officer, the incredible Lorri Lamb, and another volunteer we managed to lift the green sea turtle out from between the graves and guided her back down to the beach where she could return to the ocean.”

Brown said while it was “marvelous to see this green sea turtle up close”, it was “scary to see just how close she was to ending up on a busy nearby road”.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    The turtle was confused as to where to go because of all the lights on at those Rich people places, imagine if it had walked out into traffic because that was were it was headed.

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    • Anonymous says:

      There is turtle-friendly lighting on the main road in that area and the surrounding houses.

    • Anonymous says:

      It’s a cemetery… Those are not lit up. Have you been to the WB cemetery by the fire station? It’s huge. No ‘rich people places’ in there. Dey all ded. Dummy

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  2. Anonymous says:

    Just remember when you plant your asses here this is our national dish. And we dont care what you think of what we eat. Go complain to Wuhan about their meat kind.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Key word here for the Green “Endangered”…
      Covid did not come from the Wuhan wet market. That premise is from the movie ‘Contagion’.
      Have you not been keeping up?

      Pay attention.

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  3. Anonymous says:

    Just think how many hungry people this turtle would feed! It is about time we start putting people first.

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    • Anonymous says:

      No, it doesn’t come on crust with cheese and tomato sauce

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    • Anonymous says:

      Well, not so fast…strange how our self-anointed Leviticus experts are so eager to cite verse, and then forget all about the sin applicability of consuming reptiles and molluscs:

      Leviticus 11:41: “And every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth shall be an abomination; it shall not be eaten.”

      This was an expansion on Deuteronomy 14:9-10 re: scales and fins.

      There is a detailed list in the Masoretic Text that prohibits the consumption of ALL reptiles, amphibians, and insects. Scales and Fins loophole only applied to certain fish per Nachmanides. Ritually unclean excluded fish are all of those with pointy heads…stingray, shark, marlin, swordfish, wahoo, barracuda. All crustaceans and molluscs, including lobster, shrimp, conch, whelk, periwinkle, crab, oysters, squid, octopus…

      …see you in Hell, I guess.

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      • Anonymous says:

        @ 5.33 The hypocrisy is astonishing.

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        • Anonymous says:

          Imagine devoting 14% or more of one’s waking life to a suspect Hebrew–>Greek—>English broken-telephone oral translation from 4000 years ago, explained via an insincere, embezzling, government co-conspiring, Mercedes-tithing revisionist, and at expiration, wonder of wonders (!) there is a God…you wait nervously in line, and St Peter is there (ha ha, take that mofos!) but at your turn, he unclips the white velvet rope, shakes his glorious angel head, and waves you out of the dignified line to join the freight elevator going downstairs to the final station. That would suck.

      • Anonymous says:

        Man you one bored sucker 😂😂😂😂😂😂

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  4. Anonymous says:

    In West Bay she could have also ended up on plates.

    Well done on the rescue. And thanks.

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    • Anonymous says:

      12:56. Cemetery beach is in west bay. Where are you from.

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      • Anonymous says:

        “Real” West Bay starts at the fire station! Or maybe the 4 way stop. The electoral district may start at the Ritz, but more than a slight difference between the good people of Watercourse Road and the inhabitants of the 5 star hotels and millionaire houses and strata along SMB

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        • Anonymous says:

          There are plenty of good people on Watercourse road. Try taking the plank out of your own eye.

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        • Anonymous says:

          ???Cemetery Beach is by the Fire Station. Also, Windsor Park and South Sound are in the same district but you don’t hear people saying what’s “real” George Town and what isn’t.

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