Hey, It’s been a couple of months since the project’s inception and the team is getting along quite well. Everyone is working with utmost motivation and every day, we get closer to achieving our goal. In the first post you must have figured out that this is a Turtle game rather about saving the baby turtles. In this post I would like to describe the dangers a baby turtle faces right after it comes out of its little egg. As soon as a baby turtle comes out of its shell, it starts trotting towards danger. The seas show no signs of forgiveness as the little turtle makes a desperate break for the waves. I happened to google the phrase “predators of turtles”, and one of the posts said “anything and everything that’s hungry”. When a baby turtle is attacked it is practically defenseless and because of its wide shell, the turtle movement restricted and it is oblivious to what is happening outside its shell. This inability to fight back makes them easy prey for predators. Predators range from land predators like ants, giant bugs, crabs, raccoons and dogs to water predators like alligators, sharks and piranhas. Human beings are also well known to hunt and devour turtles. Every other predator hunts the turtle for food, which helps maintain the food chain, but human also hunt for sheer pleasure or business. Humans have affected the turtles in many different ways such as beach land encroachment, which reduces the land for laying eggs. Global warming has also affected the turtle population’s male to female ratio which is ever decreasing. Everyday turtles are found caught in fishing nets or slaughtered for their shells and there’s hardly anyone trying to protect them. With each day the situation is only getting worse and if measures are not taken immediately, sea turtles are soon going to face extinction and the planet is going to lose one of its oldest species. If that is not enough motivation, turtles have helped keep the balance in nature for a long time and their absence is going to create a big void, which will have repercussions on the environment. So in order to create a necessary awareness among everyone and give our tribute to one of the most beautiful creations of nature we decided to come up with something in our way, a Turtle Game. Wait & Watch this space for further updates.