Idiots scare off sea turtle laying eggs in Cuevas

A sea turtle climbed out of the sea in last night on El Calón (Cuevas) beach beach, only to be surrounded by over 100 idiotic youths who started taking flash photos and playing with it. Naturally enough, the turtle took fright and buggered off, eggs unlaid. These sea turtles are a heavily protected species under EU law, and the Guardia Civil’s environmental wing told local media that they are collecting online photos such as the Continue reading Idiots scare off sea turtle laying eggs in Cuevas

Dead sea turtle appears on Vera Playa

A large sea turtle has been found dead on Vera beach, just outside Garrucha. It was some 70 cm across. No news on how it died, but it probably ate too many plastic bags (they go after them in the water thinking they’re jellyfish). So if you’ve ever let a plastic bag fly away from you on the beach – YOU PROBABLY KILLED IT. Possibly. It’s recently been the breeding season for them, and the Continue reading Dead sea turtle appears on Vera Playa

3 sea turtles found dead

3 sea turtles have been found dead on the same day across Almería’s beaches. One large turtle, 45cm across, with a cracked shell was found in Mojácar; another, 40cm across, was found in Almerimar and a third, 60cm across, washed up in Cabo de Gata natural park. Experts from Equinac, the sea life people, are unsure why the three turtles died but say the fact they were all found on the same day was a Continue reading 3 sea turtles found dead