If fish and other marine life could speak their minds, they would condemn humans as the dirtiest life forms on earth and a threat to all life – notwithstanding claims to ‘civilisation’. They wouldnâ€™t be far wrong. Unknown to most, 80 per cent of the sewage produced by the world’s six billion humans, plus as much industrial and agro-chemical waste, pour into the oceans in unbroken, continuous streams.
The Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) and the Olive Ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) are two of the seven species of sea turtles in the world that nest at the beaches of Pakistan every year. This documentary was produced and aired by Geo TV in December 2006, the Year of the Turtle, and has been uploaded here with their permission.
The Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) and the Olive Ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) are two of the seven species of sea turtles in the world that nest at the beaches of Pakistan every year. For over a 100 million years of the earth’s history, sea turtles have made the oceans their home. They are a species so ancient they have seen the dinosaurs evolve and go extinct. Their habitats range from the tropical to sub-tropical regions of the world. The sandy beaches of Sindh and Baluchistan are important nesting sites for sea turtles. Spending most of their lives in the oceans, adult turtles return to the beach where they were born to lay their eggs. After an incubation period of about two months the youngsters hatch and scramble towards the water. Only one in a thousand survive to adulthood. Continue reading →