News World Rare sight of sea turtles procreating caught on video!

Rare sight of sea turtles procreating caught on video!

Two friends who went fishing on Sunday had the fortune of becoming witnesses to a rare natural sight, as they saw two large sea turtles in the middle of the reproduction process! The friends had gone fishing in the region of Argolis in the north-west Peloponnese when they noticed a splash on the water surface. They slowly approached the source of the turbulent waters to investigate, and to their astonishment, two sea turtles were making sure the species continues to exist…They quickly took out their smartphones and recorded the moment making sure they did not disturb the sea creatures.

The breeding process of sea turtles is fascinating. It all begins when they migrate thousands of miles to the breeding sites, to find a partner for mating. Once a male finds a female candidate, the former courtship her by maintaining physical contact with the flippers or slightly biting the neck and the tail. If she does not accept it, then she submerges and tries to flee, but if she agrees, the male climbs on the back of the partner’s shell and holds it with its front claws to perform the sexual intercourse. This action is carried out underwater very close to the surface, or at the surface.
Many females have claw marks on their flippers, and although this is believed to be painful for them, it is part of their nature.

Read more

https://in-cyprus.com/news/international/gunman-who-attempted-to-rob-mothers-outside-a-school-is-killed-by-a-waiting-mother/

Source: protothema.gr

Top Stories

EU warns AstraZeneca over delay in delivering Covid-19 vaccine: “not acceptable”

Stella Kyriakides, the European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, stated on Monday that AstraZeneca's new schedule in which the company's supply of COVID-19 vaccine would fall...

Auditor General finds mistakes and omissions in Youth Board of Cyprus

The Audit Office found mistakes and omissions regarding the operation of the Youth Board of Cyprus, particularly regarding the payment of sponsorships to the...

Second investigation in the case of cataract patients

The Health Ministry will proceed with a second investigation of the case of the eight patients who were operated for cataract at a private...

Proposal for establishment of Deputy Ministry for Social Welfare

The Council of Ministers on Wednesday approved a bill for the establishment of a Deputy Ministry of Social Welfare in Cyprus, Deputy Government Spokesperson...

Health Minister announces gradual relaxation of COVID-19 measures (updated)

During a news conference, Health Minister Konstantinos Ioannou announced the relaxations of the restrictive measures aiming to contain the spreading of COVID-19.  As he...

Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...