Endangered turtles prefer to bask in the sun

No endangered turtles have shown up on the city’s radar with the Burnaby Lake dredging project in the first couple months of monitoring.

“We have not found any turtle within the dredge zones in the last two months but have seen quite a few turtles swimming and basking in Deer Lake Brook and along the shoreline,” said Lambert Chu, the city’s engineering director. In an earlier interview with the NOW, Chu said there was “no evidence that the turtles are overwintering in Burnaby Lake.”

“Based on the monitoring of the tagged turtles in the lake, the turtles are still active and moving in the water. Non-tagged turtles were also observed swimming in Deer Lake Brook in the months of November, December 2009 and January 2010,” Chu wrote in a statement to the NOW.

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About Candace M Hansen

Wildlife advocate, conservationist and environmentalist.
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