Freshwater Turtles

Walking along the Bailey Tract in Sanibel Island on the lookout for birds, I happened to spot these freshwater turtles sunbathing.  Several turtle species are on the endangered list and on the brink of extinction.  Recently scientists in Brazil recorded the largest ever hatching of South American river turtles at the Abufari Biological Reserve as reported by the National Geographic.

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