Baby turtles rescued and returned to sea
Published: May 25, 2006 | 4244th good news item since 2003
A group of roller bladers had an unusual sighting at East Coast Park beach on Tuesday night which sparked off a little search that lasted about three hours.
The group checked the drains and combed the fields in the hope of rescuing turtle hatchlings which were making their way towards the jogging track and away from the sea.
The initial search party of seven people soon grew in size with volunteers from the Raffles Museum, Nature Society and other NGOs joining in.
After three hours, a total of 76 baby turtles were rescued from the track, drains and shore and released back into the waters off Changi Beach.
Rescuers said two of the hatchlings died. One will be preserved and added to the Raffles Museum’s Zoological Reference Collection.