Turkish TV series actors rescue baby sea turtles
Tatlıtuğ and Dizer, who were in Antalya province’s touristic resort of Belek for filming, participated in a project titled “Indigo Turtles” by Ecological Research Assoication in Turkey, according to an Aug. 11 report by Demirören News Agency.
The project, which aims to protect endangered sea turtle species breeding in the area, save the lives of around 15,000 each year.
Caretta carettas leave their eggs in 50-60-centimeter-deep holes. The incubation period is nearly 50 days and then baby turtles reach the sea.
After participating in the training of association, Tatlıtuğ and Dizer joined the rescue effort and saved 64 baby caretta carettas who were stucked in the beach.
“The two actors seemed excited and pleased when the baby turtles could be able to reach the sea with their help,” the report said.
The couple shared photos and videos from their rescue effort on their social media accounts.