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Help out baby turtles

Help out baby turtles

The Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority (CLOCA) is seeking dedicated citizen scientists of all ages to help look after newly hatched turtles.

Back in the spring, CLOCA set up nest protection structures for newly laid eggs, and they are ready to hatch this month.

“We have nesting structures in Whitby, Oshawa and Clarington, so you do not have to stray far from home to help local turtles,” states Patricia Lowe, CLOCA’s director of community engagement, in a news release.

“Once turtles have hatched, they will dig their way out to the wild and start their adventure. We encourage all residents to keep an eye out for the baby turtles and help them by reporting activity, carefully transporting baby turtles to their home wetland and removing the nest protection structures.”

Each structure contains as many as 40 eggs.

For more information and to report baby turtle activity, call Lowe at (905) 579-0411, or email plowe@cloca.com.