It was the season for the green sea turtles to lay their eggs and for the little ones to start their quest for survival in the deep blue sea. Eggs were hatching and little baby turtles crawled up through the sand.
Along the coast of Terengganu, Malaysia, many green sea turtles come onto shore to lay their eggs during the months of June, July and August. In order to protect these eggs, rangers collect them and burry them in sand in special cages. This precaution is necessary to protect these turtles from extinction here on the Malaysian East Coast as development is a big threat as well as people who collect the eggs to sell and eat. Once the eggs hatch the baby turtles are released into the sea where they have to fend for themselves.
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