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Lending a Hand to Sea Turtles with Umigame-kan Organization in Japan

 /  Aug 02, 2007 3 Min Read  /  Activism

Adrienne, one of my co-workers on the Web team, just sent this wonderful report from Japan where she’s halfway through a two-month long environmental internship with Umigame-kan Organization (translated) on Yakushima Island.

Seaturtle1On July 26, 2007 I saw my first baby sea turtle emerge from its nest. One minute there was nothing and in the next second there were two nostrils poking up through the sand. I knelt in the sand to take a closer look. As I got closer, I saw a full baby’s face looking back at me. I smiled with glee. Next, its two front arms appeared. It used its arms to pull its body up out of the sand. I could not believe what I was witnessing. To make things even more rewarding, four more babies followed. They used each other’s heads like a ladder to climb out of the nest. I found this quite amusing.

I was amazed to see how strong the babies’ instincts were to head straight to the sea. Some of the babies emerged with their back to the sea, but instantly turned around and headed straight to the shoreline. I followed close behind. The five babies moved quickly. They had a lot of energy for how small they were. If I took my eyes off for one minute, I would lose them. I could not help but giggle at the site of their speedy movements. I cheered, "Go baby, Go!"

Seaturtle2After climbing over all of the dimples, footprints and debris in thesand, they arrived at the water’s edge. I witnessed them touch thewater for the first time. The tide washed up and they got their toeswet. They stopped and waited for the next water surge. They stepped alittle closer. The next wave approached and pulled them into the sea,tossing them around then throwing them back onto the sand. Again, theturtles moved closer. The next surge came and instantly the babies wereout of my sight. They were off to start their journey in the sea. Iturned around with my back to the sea and felt the biggest grin on myface. I was so honored to witness the next generation of sea turtlesreturn to sea.

For the last four weeks I have been working as a volunteer with theUmigame-kan Organization, Yakushima, Japan. I have been involved witheverything from documenting the landing of sea turtles, to rescuing seaturtles caught in the breakwall rocks. I have helped sea turtles dignests due to missing limbs, and I have also rescued eggs that wereexposed by the July 13, 2007 typhoon. All of these experiences havebeen life changing. Now that the babies have arrived, I can onlyimagine what the next three weeks will bring.

[We miss you Adrienne. Keep up the great work.]

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