Biologists have figured out how sea turtles survive in the storm
The consequences from the elements, like storm “Debbie”, apply not only to land but also the depths of the sea. At risk are endangered species, some whales, manatees, sharks and sea turtles.
However, the studies of the Danish, canadian, American and Australian biologists have shown that harsh of natural tests do not necessarily turn into deaths of sea turtles.
It was revealed through observation of Eleanor. This sea turtle in 2012 attached GPS and motion sensors off the coast of Florida.
The team with Eleanor was, and her other relatives, but it is the character of this note, was in the midst of a tropical storm.
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“To my relief, we found that the turtle without problems coping with the elements. Storms can push sea turtles off course, but the struggle for life can be exhausting, depleting the energy reserves and making it impossible for the process of laying eggs,” says Mary Wilson, a biologist from the University of southern Denmark.
Eleanor noticed during a storm “Debbie”, who in 2012 was raging in the Gulf of Mexico and caused extensive flooding in Florida. When the storm began, Eleanor was engaged in laying eggs in the Gulf of Mexico. She had to return to the sea for 16 days, moving sequel to his “labor”.
While above the water surface was awful, the turtle lived on the seabed, moving in the opposite direction from the storm to the North. In addition, Eleanor is not too saving their strength, becoming in the time of storm is very active.
Heroic sea turtle even managed to find a place of their laying after the storm was over, reports The Daily Mail. Unfortunately, the storm “Debbie” destroyed almost 90% of nests on the beach, where a few hundred turtles laid eggs.