Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Turtle Watch

10 pairs every night!

As many know that Trenggannu is world famous for its Turtle egg laying, the authorities have reported that they have been finding new mating animals along the entire coast of the South China Sea.

The observations have been going on since 2004 and a volunteer working on this said that he had personally seen 2,400 animals on the beach for the last six years. If ten pairs are seen every night, the total would be the witnessing of 7,300 animals a year! This is a record and a suggestion have been made to report it to UNESCO and the WWF!
Our tourism Ministry is now getting aware and are concerned about the possible surge in tourists.
Plans are underway as it will surely affect our Tourism activities.
When asked about the new method of observation which brought success, the volunteer gleefully announced that they listen for sounds of 'heavy breathing' (in the dark!)
The nests have been found behind coconut trees, by the side of large rocks, on the open beach itself and even inside cars!

The newspaper reported this find yesterday, here.

If you want to join in the search, the local gormen is now suggesting that.." to light up the entire beaches placing high intensity floodlights so that we can watch it in living High Definition details and color!"
The above is a parody about this state in Malaysia who do not fail to amuse us with senseless news.

First, it was about allowing only the very Rich to visit an island. Second, it was about an award winning teacher who encourages everyone to read and have sex every night in order to be a 'smart' person!
Yesterday, it was reported that students from a nearby university, got caught having sex on the beach. Like all students of higher learning elsewhere, they should be reading books and working on their thesis.

Instead of nipping the problem in the bud, they are planning to employ officers with a special 'skills' of looking in the dark without night vision devices. They should also have ears that can detect "kissing sounds in total darkness". What rubbish!

Oh! How I really wish they can spend these ridiculous time and money to search for the real Leatherbacks.

As for the sex making humans, please lah, educate them.

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