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Emma the sea turtle lays he 6th batch of eggs.
Twenty years ago there were no turtles left on Reunion Island. Conservation efforts have turned things around. 
Green and Hawksbill Turtles have returned to feed in a conservation area. Now the turtles are returning to lay their eggs.
The real star is Emma who just laid her 6th clutch of eggs.
There are only 2 females breeding right now. Their offspring will return to their birthplace when they are old enough to breed.

This is a remarkable conservation story. They have gone from no turtles twenty years ago to a couple of breeding females laying eggs.
It will take time for their offspring to mature. Many will not make it. Some however will return to breed. Over time a strong population will grow in the area. 
Emma and her 6 clutches of eggs are very much making this possible.
Well done Emma. You are a hope for the survival of your species.
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