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  • Newly-hatched baby turtles make their ways to the Persian Gulf  2020-05-29 15:15

    photo: Asghar Besharati

    Newly-hatched baby turtles make their ways to the Persian Gulf 

    Photo collection depicts newly-hatched babies of hawksbill sea turtles making its ways from the coastline of Iran’s southern Qeshm Island into the warm waters of the Persian Gulf, May 26, 2020.  The hawksbill sea turtles are endangered worldwide. Their appearance is similar to that of other marine turtles. In general, it has a flattened body shape, a protective carapace, and flipper-like limbs adapted for swimming in the open ocean.

  • Euphrates softshell turtle threatened with extinction in Iran 2019-06-02 11:48

    Euphrates softshell turtle threatened with extinction in Iran

    TEHRAN – Euphrates softshell turtle is endangered in the country mainly due to habitat loss and low precipitation, environmental expert Asghar Mobaraki told YJC on Friday.