It's turtle nesting season around the world and there is some good news from environmentalists. While we've all been socially isolating ourselves, the Olive Ridley Sea turtles in India and the Hawksbill Sea Turtle in Brazil have been making the most of the deserted beaches to nest in peace. While experts and government officials doubt the lockdown has had any impact on the nesting activities of the sea turtles, what the lockdown has done is reduce the casualties of the sea turtles and the damage their eggs face under normal circumstances, and allow the authorities to take better care of the nesting sites.
Photographs taken by government workers in Brazil, the only people to witness the event, showed about 97 tiny Hawksbill turtles making their way down the beach and into the Atlantic waves.
The wildlife officials were the only humans present when the endangered hawksbill sea turtles hatched in front of them, according to a news release from the city.
Paulista’s environmental secretary, Roberto Couto, said the town was home to four of the five types of turtle found along Brazil’s coastline: the hawksbill, the green sea turtle, the olive ridley turtle and the loggerhead turtle. More than 300 turtles have hatched there this year, and theses animals normally lay their eggs from January each year and that the hatchlings emerge in April or May.