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Report: Thousands of turtle hatchlings crushed by excavators

Thousands of endangered leatherback turtle hatchlings were killed over the weekend in an erosion-control project on a Trinidad beach, according to reports from the Caribbean island. The work was done by the Trinidadian Ministry of Works after it got reports that erosion from the Grande Riviere river was threatening several homes and hotels. Excavators were used to try [...]
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Baby Turtles, Eggs Destroyed by Accident in Trinidad, Conservationists Want Answers

News : The Inquisitr - News (2 years ago)

Hundreds of endangered leatherback turtle hatchlings, as well as eggs, were destroyed in an environmental tragedy in Trinidad over the weekend, and advocates for the threatened wildlife are seeking answers in the accident. The leath... Read Post

Workmen destroy more than 20,000 rare turtle eggs after bulldozers were driven on to beach

News : The Coming Crisis (2 years ago)

A construction crew working on a Caribbean beach has inadvertently destroyed thousands of rare Leatherback turtle eggs and newly hatched turtles. Bulldozers diverting a river that runs along a beach in Trinidad mistakenly exposed th... Read Post

Turtle eggs crushed in Trinidad

News : The Coming Crisis (2 years ago)

July 11 - Several hundred leatherback turtle eggs and hatchlings are crushed by bulldozers along the northern coast of Trinidad. Sarah Charlton reports. Read Post


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