News from the Natural World: Hawksbill Turtles are fed up of arriving at beaches to find 5-star hotels.
News from the Natural World: Hawksbill Turtles are fed up of arriving at beaches to find 5-star hotels. Hawksbill Turtles are one of the greatest of all ocean travellers. Their flattened body, protective carapace and large flippers make them perfectly adapted for long-distance swimming. Also, they have a sharp curving beak and a strange saw-like appearance at the edge of their shells. In addition, these shells can even change colour based on the temperature of the water. Every year they migrate incredibly long distances to their nesting grounds. One travelled over 1,160 miles from the Virgin Islands to Nicaragua. They return to the same beach every year to nest, lay eggs and then return to the ocean. But recently they have been finding a devastating new danger at their beaches… 5-star hotels. Every year the Hawksbill Turtles would arrive at their nesting grounds only to find a colossal concrete monster built directly on their beach. Furthermore, a swimming area would be roped off with underwater nets and buoys. In addition, the beach itself would be fenced off to prevent any turtles from safely leaving the ocean. They would search for a new beach but their efforts were fruitless. Everywhere they looked there were these huge objects destroying their beaches and polluting the water. The Hawksbill Turtles started to notice that these monsters were full of humans, as soon as they saw this they knew that they were doomed.