Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Where's A Ninja Turtle When He's Needed?!!!

Give a tourist a selfie stick...and he'll take a bloody mile!
Thousands of Olive Ridley Sea Turtles were unable to lay their eggs along the Pacific Coast in Costa Rica this month, because a mob of dork tourists were crowding the shoreline being fuckwits!
We've seen the amazing event on tv wildlife programmes - every year the sea turtles come to the Ostional Wildlife Refuge in Guanacaste,
"Oooo, Look at me! I'm a FUCKIN' IDIOT!!!"
Costa Rica, to nest.
But this year, a wave of bloody stupid tourists swamped the beach, and completely disregarded the fragility of the site! They touched the turtles, some actually sat their children on the turtles' backs for photos, they stood on their nests, physically blocked the turtles' path to the beach and basically did everything to frighten the turtles from their nesting ground. Scared off by the hundreds of tourists, the turtles simply turned around and retreated into the sea.
Mind you, it doesn't help that and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), among others, have on-line maps, showing all the turtle-nesting areas!
The Costa Rican Secretary of Environment is investigating the incident and why authorities were unable to control the eco-idiots who hampered the natural process of turtle-spawning.
To lose a nesting cycle like this can have disastrous long-term effects on turtle populations. With another group expected to lay their eggs on the beach in October, authorities will be tightening security and restricting access.

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