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More endangered turtles born in Cyprus

2008-08-29 07:36:47 GMT2008-08-29 15:36:47 (Beijing Time) Xinhua English

Tiny loggerhead turtles are seen just after hatching at a beach in Cyprus Aug. 28, 2008. The east Mediterranean island, which pioneered turtle conservation in 1978, has recently seen an upsurge in the number of nests for both endangered loggerhead and green turtles. (Source: chinadaily.com.cn/Agencies)

The view of a turtle natal beach is seen in northwestern Cyprus Aug. 28, 2008. Turtles, which have been in the Mediterranean for the past 10,000 years, return between 25 and 30 years after hatching to lay their own eggs and continue the reproduction process. (Source: chinadaily.com.cn/Agencies)

A woman holds a tiny loggerhead turtle just after it hatched, in Cyprus Aug. 28, 2008. (Source: chinadaily.com.cn/Agencies)

Tiny loggerhead turtles are seen just after hatching at a beach in Cyprus Aug. 28, 2008. (Source: chinadaily.com.cn/Agencies)

The east Mediterranean island, which pioneered turtle conservation in 1978, has recently seen an upsurge in the number of nests for both endangered loggerhead and green turtles.

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