Thursday, 11 November 2010

Amazon River turtles

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They are under threat!!((Podocnemis expansa). They used to nest in front of my place and all along the Tapajos River.
Celivaldo Carneiro had to travel for half a day to register this amazing scene.

Many boats have been caught with them. Lots of members of the upper class eat it. We know very little about them and they are driven into extinction. The Tapajos hydro-dams might contribute to it.

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