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83 endangered sea turtles released into the sea at Jungmun Beach
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승인 2017.10.02  12:06:18
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Nothing beats a feel-good holiday story, and this is one that is sure to give you a nice warm feeling inside.

That is because 83 seas turtles have been released into the sea at Jungmun Beach. This comes as part of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries overall efforts to join the international community in their attempts to protect the endangered species.

In fact, from 2014 onwards, the department has been supporting research from Aqua Planet Yeosu on the conservation of sea turtle species.

Three of the turtles released were those rescued by Hanwha Agua Planet in December last year, while the others were hatched via an artificial incubation program in Feb this year.

Jungmun Beach was chosen as the site to release the turtles as the average temperature is over 14 degrees Celsius, even in winter. It is hoped that this will maximize the turtle's chance of survival while they move out into the warm and prey-rich Pacific Ocean.

There are seven types of sea turtle worldwide and despite significant conservation efforts, the number continues to decline.

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