Saturday, April 05, 2008

Safe


Safe- Illustration Friday. This is and old one, but I thought it fit perfectly!
The baby sea turtle is not safe until it reaches the water. After hatching from their eggs they must make their way to the shore as fast as they can so they don't get eaten by predators! As young sea turtles (regardless of the species) they go off to the sea and no one knows where they spend the first year of their lives, or "the lost year." Many biologists speculate that they float in and among rafts of sargassum weed, feeding on the rich variety of small creatures that seek refuge in it. Only a small percentage of baby turtles will survive to become adult animals and make their homeward journey to perpetuate their kind.

10 comments:

Forever Young said...

this is awesome, my husband is a scuba diver and has searched for them.

Vanessa said...

Lovely work! I really like the piece you did for illustration friday that represented the theme "Heavy"...wonderful blog!

elizabeth said...

Wow, I'd never heard of the lost year concept-- that's fascinating. And your linework is beautiful!

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

bobo said...

Wonderful drawing. We can see turtle lay eggs at the east coast of our country, but I never see one. T.T

RyanLoghry said...

Wow, that's really cool. Is that scratchboard, or pastels? Very nicely done.

steve said...

Great work here! Amazing little guys they are, huh? Our problems seem minor when compared to the obstacles they face.

carla said...

This is a beautiful drawing. I like the white on black - it shows the intricate patterns on their shells.

ValGalArt said...

this is beautiful and i love this for the theme!

Kay Aker said...

Wonderful!

Marcyanna said...

Wonderful drawing! I just love sea turtles! They are so amazing!

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