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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Egg Poaching

Six men and women have been arrested in Mexico for poaching 52,000 sea turtle eggs. (News source.)

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2 Comments:

  • At September 1, 2007 9:46 AM , Blogger Bob del Grosso said...

    What do you think they were going to do with the eggs?

     
  • At September 1, 2007 10:23 AM , Blogger insects.questions@gmail.com said...

    In Mexico, sea turtle eggs are a delicacy -- and are even considered an aphrodisiac... That's been one of the biggest hurdles in Mexico; last year or so, one conservation group distributed posters with attractive models on them, saying something to the effect, that you don't need to eat sea turtle eggs to be virile.

     

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