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Photographic Proof of What's Causing Sea Turtles to be Endangered (Hint, it's Not America's Fault)
Funny, Weird, & Educational Pictures or Videos ^ | 10/9/10 | Chuck Wolk

Posted on 10/09/2010 11:48:08 AM PDT by OneVike

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We are constantly told that Americans are the ones destroying the planet and thus creating many species on the earth to become extinct, but maybe, just maybe we are not the problem. At I have always said that America is the friendliest country when it comes to the environment and animals.

So for some proof that Sea Turtles are not becoming extinct because of the lights on beaches during the season that the sea turtles hatch their eggs, take a look at what the citizens of Costa Rica are doing to help save the sea turtles. OK they are not exactly taking the eggs to help them hatch, they are harvesting them to sell to others who will either eat them, or hatch them to sell the turtles.

As someone has told me when I received this, Too bad we can't harvest their eggs.What a shame this is. Has anyone pointed out that the harvesting of these eggs will destroy the very population they depend on for these eggs??





You can see more photos at ChicoER


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: costarica; endangeredspecies; seaturtles
Maybe Rush should start harvesting the eggs on his portion of the beach.
1 posted on 10/09/2010 11:48:09 AM PDT by OneVike
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You need to check out these photos that prove neither America nor Global Warming is causing the Sea Turtles to become an endangered species......

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2 posted on 10/09/2010 11:49:12 AM PDT by OneVike (Just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: OneVike

There are many places in Mexico were the forbidden turtle eggs are sold on the Black Market. Police know they’ve been eating turtle eggs for a thousand years, it’s kind of hard to get them to stop.


3 posted on 10/09/2010 11:51:22 AM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: rovenstinez

I agree, but to claim we need to turn off the lights along our coastal areas if ridiculous to say the least.


4 posted on 10/09/2010 11:52:44 AM PDT by OneVike (Just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: OneVike
...not really...like the patterns on solar cells is interfering with migration/breeding of insects...

and of course those massive Cuisinart blenders known as wind farms dicing up migratory birds and rare predators.

5 posted on 10/09/2010 12:03:30 PM PDT by spokeshave (Islamics and Democrats unite to cut off Adam Smith's invisible hand)
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To: OneVike

It is not just the campesino class that eats the turtle eggs. My boss, a publisher, in El Salvador who grew up in San Francisco, CA would buy them on the street and eat em up.


6 posted on 10/09/2010 12:04:05 PM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: OneVike

I received these photos over a month ago. Two sources tell me this beach was grandfathered in for 48,000 eggs but these same sources also say no one is there counting


7 posted on 10/09/2010 12:04:33 PM PDT by tubebender (Life is short so drink the good wine first...)
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To: OneVike

99% of all species that have ever lived are now extinct.


8 posted on 10/09/2010 12:04:44 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: OneVike

I forgot to say it is in Costa Rica


9 posted on 10/09/2010 12:06:16 PM PDT by tubebender (Life is short so drink the good wine first...)
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To: OneVike
My daughter “Snoped” this and said it is all false. This was a government project to actually save the eggs for incubation. I did not snope it myself but just going by what she told me.
10 posted on 10/09/2010 12:06:57 PM PDT by fish hawk (there is only one God and he is not called Allah)
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To: fish hawk

It’s hard nowadays trusting Snopes after it was found out that they were a liberal couple living in Los Angeles.


11 posted on 10/09/2010 12:11:44 PM PDT by max americana (Hoax and Chains, Dopeychangey)
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To: OneVike

bump


12 posted on 10/09/2010 12:28:38 PM PDT by TheOldLady (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: max americana

I’ve known the couple since before they were a couple (i.e., for decades), and it’s a shame that their (previously good) research techniques have degraded so far.


13 posted on 10/09/2010 12:31:24 PM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Monterrosa-24

Is he a typical SF liberal also?


14 posted on 10/09/2010 12:36:15 PM PDT by OneVike (Just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: OneVike
You need to look at "Costa Rican Villagers Sell Turtle Eggs to Save Sea Turtles, but Feud with Scientists"

"In the early 1980s, scientists learned that because of limited space on the beach, females arriving later destroy the first laid eggs. The researchers wondered: why not let poachers have the doomed eggs?"


American hunters make similar arguments, where legitimate harvesting can help a population or at least not hurt it. Let's not get like the libs and make knee-jerk comparisons.

15 posted on 10/09/2010 12:36:44 PM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Gondring

Were they previously libs or did they slowly turn into ‘them’?


16 posted on 10/09/2010 12:38:01 PM PDT by max americana (Hoax and Chains, Dopeychangey)
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To: Gondring; max americana; fish hawk

I quit trusting Snopes when they began constantly using Wikipedia as one of their trusted sources in some investigations of theirs.


17 posted on 10/09/2010 12:38:43 PM PDT by OneVike (Just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: tubebender
Since 70-80% of the first-laid nests are destroyed, people are allowed to harvest from them. The eggs are protected then, and the beach is not flooded with light and late poachers are prosecuted. This productive use has allowed an increase of 20% in the actual successful hatchings, overall, as the new eggs aren't now laid in places that have decaying crushed eggs.

BTW, there are definitely people counting the success of the program (this has gone on for more than a decade). It has been a divide among and within scientific and activist communities--the program hasn't gone unnoticed.

18 posted on 10/09/2010 12:46:46 PM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: fish hawk
My daughter “Snoped” this and said it is all false. This was a government project to actually save the eggs for incubation.

I did quite a bit of online research about this around 1 or 2 years ago. The project is regulated by the government, but it is true that a cooperative run by townspeople legally harvest and sell the eggs.

My recollection is that some conservationists had some complaints about the way the townspeople were running the program and associated corruption, but it was allowed to continue.

19 posted on 10/09/2010 12:52:48 PM PDT by wideminded
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Interesting, but it still not change the fact that we are not allowed such a benefit. Kind of like pumping oil from the Gulf, because we are the Evil Empire of the left we are restricted.

However the friendly godly Chinese, and Brazilians, and Russians, and Mexicans can get all the oil they want from the Gulf.

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By the way, as an aside. My calculations, added to the historical record I am predicting the the Democrats could have as few as 120 seats in the House when we wake up on November 3rd.

It's a long article I am working on, but if my calculations are correct, the world is not prepared for what is going to happen.

We will need to coin a new word to describe the blood bath they are in store for.

I need to go cut grass, be back in 40 min to read your response to my prediction.
20 posted on 10/09/2010 1:03:26 PM PDT by OneVike (Just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: max americana
Were they previously libs or did they slowly turn into ‘them’?

By FR standards, perhaps, but I think the typical use of RINO would have been better for David (he's the guy whose handle was "Snopes"). Barbara struck me as a bright typical Canadian.

But those are just my impressions/recollections. As I indicated before, their research wasn't so infused with politics back then. Plus, remember that they met on USENET. Back in those days, fewer statists were online, so many FReepers would have been laughed away as big-government libs, whilst HuffPosters would have been lumped right with them, by many people who are now considered "conservative" or "liberal," respectively.

21 posted on 10/09/2010 1:17:15 PM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Gondring

Wow, that’s interesting. The husband was a RINO. I had a bad feeling about Snopes once they “attempted” to shoot down the Obama BC controversy. Thanks for the post.


22 posted on 10/09/2010 1:30:25 PM PDT by max americana (Hoax and Chains, Dopeychangey)
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To: OneVike

“...a typical SF liberal...”

No, he was not a Liberal. He was an outspoken anti-communist and a brave man. I once remarked that his namesake Abe Rosenthal of the New York Times had a much different political perspective than he (Mario Rosenthal). He said, “Rosenthal, it is like “Smith” for Jews”.

His excuse for eating turtle eggs, “They’re good”.


23 posted on 10/09/2010 1:36:19 PM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: OneVike

Turtle egg “whites” don’t turn white when they’re cooked. They stay clear and runny. So why do people eat them?


24 posted on 10/09/2010 1:39:06 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: Born to Conserve

EEWWWW, yuck!

As my wife would say. If all the Rooster juice is not cooked she will not touch an egg.

Me, I like them over easy or sunny side up usually.

Omelets are good to.


25 posted on 10/09/2010 2:06:11 PM PDT by OneVike (Just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: spokeshave
...not really...like the patterns on solar cells is interfering with migration/breeding of insects...

and of course those massive Cuisinart blenders known as wind farms dicing up migratory birds and rare predators.

During a recent road trip to CA, my son and I joked that those windmills were providing a valuable service in ridding the areas of those pesky bird infestations.

26 posted on 10/09/2010 2:23:25 PM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: OneVike

Thanks for the ping!


27 posted on 10/09/2010 7:59:42 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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