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The loggerhead turtles born in Calblanque receive care at the Marine Aquaculture Center of San Pedro del Pinatar (05/11/2019)

The Ministry of Water, Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Environment monitors the growth of 11 of the 21 loggerhead turtles from the laying done in the Regional Park of Calblanque, Monte de las Cenizas and Peña del Águila, work that It takes place in the Marine Aquaculture Center of San Pedro del Pinatar.

Ten copies were sent to the Oceanographic of Valencia.

The general director of the Natural Environment, Fulgencio Perona, visited the facilities today to know the status of the quelonios, the result of the commissioning made in Cala Arturo on July 28.

After almost two months of natural incubation, the technicians of the General Directorate of Natural Environment decided to open the nest on September 18 and found inside 13 hatched offspring that were transferred to the Wildlife Recovery Center of 'El Valle 'along with the rest of the eggs, where eight more turtles were born.

Once at the Marine Aquaculture Center, with adequate light and temperature conditions, the personnel of the Wildlife Recovery Center takes care of their food and are subject to weight and size control.

They will remain in this situation for about a year and will then be returned to the sea at the place of their birth.

The loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) is classified as 'vulnerable' according to the Spanish Catalog of Endangered Species, and as 'endangered' for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.

The Wildlife Recovery Center of 'El Valle' is financed under the Operational Program FEDER Region of Murcia 2014-2020.

Source: CARM

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