The turtles have been supported by hundreds of children and adults, who have wished them luck from the sand of the beach of Carabassi in an act that have turned the Secretary of agriculture, average atmosphere, climate change and development Rural de la Generalitat Valenciana, Elena Cebrián, and the Mayor of Elche, Carlos González.
The release is the culmination of a painstaking job that has involved the collaboration of numerous organizations for more than one year since these pups come from an «exceptional» sunset on the night of June 27, 2014, on the beach of San Juan de Alicante, where a female digging a nest to lay 130 eggs was located.
Since that beach so crowded by holiday-makers offered no guarantees for the successful birth of the offspring, in an unprecedented action, moved a part of the implementation to an artificial nest on the beach protected natural park L'albufera (Valencia) and the rest to the l' Oceanogràfic in Valencia City incubators.
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Back to the sea has been chosen the beach of Carabassi of Elche, which is located in the complex Virgin dunes of the natural park of the Clot de Galvany (Natura 2000 network) and facing the island of Tabarca and its rich and extensive sheltered waters, which in 1986 became the first reserve Navy of Spain.
It takes off at six months
He added that the tracking via GPS system is harmless to animals already that the mechanism, adhered with silicone, it Peel naturally in about six months, after which the trail of turtles will be lost.
The date chosen for the release of these predators of jellyfish is not casual since these days the seawater is warm. In the long year that has elapsed since the eggs were found to release today the Xaloc Association and numerous volunteers have collaborated the environmental Department of the Generalitat Valenciana, the Oceanogràfic, Universitat de Valencia, the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), the center of management of the medium marine Andaluz (CEGMA) de Algeciras, the Polytechnic University in Gandia (for GPS transmitters).
In addition to the return to the sea, it has organized a training for small route and older with details of hatchlings of sea turtles and the dangers that threaten this species, such as the issuance of plastics at sea, sometimes the turtles confused with jellyfish, which causes intestinal damage and even death.