#WorldTurtleDay

 

world turtle day

I would never give any sentimental attention to any aquatic creatures if I passed the medical school’s interview (blame immaturity haha) three years ago, or if I accepted the offer that I claimed can fulfil my lifetime-dream. I could never touch the shell of the cute little turtle, or have any chance to send them back to the sea.

Turtle is now living in a fragile environment. Say it seaweed depletion, over-dumping rubbish into their habitat, the dumped fish net that keep haunting their generation lines, oil spills, and on and on. First time seeing their face, the first thing came into my mind was “why this guy looks so sad?”

Haha. Seriously, they look sad. Or maybe my illusions, I don’t know. But having chance to touch and caress them and teach them to walk back into their nature home is an awesome experience.

They are cute and soon will be listed under extinct list (I’m sure) if we human are still fail to control those activities that give harm to them. I want to believe that now we are working on minimising the impact of our own activities (doesn’t it sounds funny).

Conservation, awareness and so on, we are working on that now, isn’t? I hope so.

Keep strong turtle!

Its smiling! :] This adorable little guy seems to love getting his belly scrubbed - but why? Known as the plastron, the "belly" of a turtle, like the rest of their shells is made up of scutes - bony bony external plates. Scratching or rubbing helps them shed old scutes. They also have nerve ending that reach up to just under the carapace - so it's not just good for them, it feels good too!
Its smiling! :]
This adorable little guy seems to love getting his belly scrubbed – but why?
Known as the plastron, the “belly” of a turtle, like the rest of their shells is made up of scutes – bony bony external plates. Scratching or rubbing helps them shed old scutes. They also have nerve ending that reach up to just under the carapace – so it’s not just good for them, it feels good too!
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