Short Note: The winners of Kenko Contest are Shazz and Chen. Congrats guys for getting fish bites!
Warning: Cuteness overdose at the end
Does this image bother you?
What about this image?
I don’t know about you, but I definitely don’t want my kids in the next generation to think that turtles look like this.
Therefore I am encouraging everyone out there to save crush!
The Sea Turtle outlived the dinosaurs and is one of the rare few animals to have a life span longer than humans. Like Crush in Finding Nemo, a green turtle can live up to 150 years.
Some of you might think that turtles are ugly sea beasts. But they are in fact such magnificent creatures.
Hawksbill turtle – critically endangered
Green Turtle - endangered
Another amazing turtle to highlight is the leatherback turtle.
It is the largest turtle among all living sea turtles growing up to 6 feet long (longest recorded leatherback was 10 feet long from the tip of it’s beak to the tip of it’s tail and 8 feet wide) and weighing between 200 – 900kg. From such a tiny baby,
They can extend up to… well, you’ll never live long enough to see its full extent.
No wonder it’s known as the world’s fourth largest reptile right behind crocodiles.
But sadly, the critically endangered leatherback turtles may go locally extinct in Rantau Abang, Terengganu. Recently, only a few have returned to nest there. Other species have declined by more than 60% since they were first recorded to nest decades ago.
The horrific part is that in Malaysia, you still can buy turtle eggs to eat and find fisherman using mesh fishnet bigger than 10 inch of size which can cause turtles to get caught and drown.
WWF-Malaysia needs more funds to help protect the nesting places of these beautiful animals as well as to enhance the enforcement of legislation against turtle egg sale and consumption.
Here’s how you can help.
SMS WWF <space> your full name <space> Email and send to 39398. Each SMS donates RM3. Or go to wwf.org.my website to donate.
DO NOT eat endangered species. E.g. turtles eggs, tiger meat, medicines made of rhino horns.
DO NOT litter into the sea, leatherback feeds on jellyfishes and can easily mistake plastic bags for one.
Learn more about our turtles at wwf.org.my.
Save crush, I mean.. the sea turtles, or we will never live to the day to see scenes like this.