Turtle eggs at Petrie Island get tender loving care

By CBC News, July 17, 2023

It's tough out there for unhatched turtle eggs, but a group of conservationists is trying to make it easier at Petrie Island.

The popular beaches in east Ottawa are home to three of the eight turtle species found in Ontario: snapping turtles, painted turtles and northern map turtles.

Shy eastern musk turtles and Blanding's turtles (a threatened species) could frequent Petrie Island too, but that's unclear.

...To help get more eggs to hatch, project members have been gathering eggs to incubate themselves, indoors, in Tupperware containers filled with damp vermiculite to prevent them from drying out completely.

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