• Short Summary

    ONCE A YEAR, THOUSAND OF RARE GIANT TURTLES MOVE UP FROM THE TURBULENT SOUTH CHINA SEA AND HEAD FOR A DESOLATE STRETCH OF BEACH IN TRENGANNU STATE, ON MALAY'S EAST COAST.

  • Description

    1.
    LS. BEACH.
    4 ft

    2.
    LS. FLAGS ON BEACH.
    6 ft

    3.
    MS. SIGN.
    8 ft

    4.
    MLS. PEOPLE SEARCHING FOR EGGS.
    9 1/2 ft

    5.
    MLS. TURTLE COMING UP ON BEACH.
    13 ft

    6.
    MS. MAN LOOKING FOR EGGS.
    16 ft

    7.
    CU. TURTLE.
    18 1/2 ft

    8.
    MCU. EGGS BEING LAID.
    20 ft

    9.
    CU. TURTLES HEAD.
    21 1/2 ft

    10.
    MS. MAN PICKING UP EGGS. (3 shots)
    26 ft

    11.
    MCU. EGGS.
    27 1/2 ft

    12.
    MLS. PEOPLE PICKING EGGS.
    29 1/2 ft

    13.
    CU. TURTLE'S HEAD AND IT GOES OFF. (2 SHOTS)
    35 ft

    14.
    MS. EGGS SORTED. (3 shots)
    40 1/2 ft

    15.
    LS. HATCHING GROUND. (3 shots)
    46 1/2 ft

    16.
    MLS. TURTLE BACK TO SEA.
    50 ft

    17.
    CU. TURTLE MOVING.
    53 ft

    18.
    MLS. TURTLE IN WATER.
    56 ft

    19.
    MLS. PEOPLE.
    57 1/2 ft

    20.
    MCU. WAVES.
    60 ft

    21.
    LS. BEACH. (2 shots)
    65 ft



    Initials PGR/S/PB VTS/S/MK/CLA/GAP/LB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: ONCE A YEAR, THOUSAND OF RARE GIANT TURTLES MOVE UP FROM THE TURBULENT SOUTH CHINA SEA AND HEAD FOR A DESOLATE STRETCH OF BEACH IN TRENGANNU STATE, ON MALAY'S EAST COAST. HERE, THE TURTLES, SOME SIX TO NINE FEET LONG, CONGREGATE TO LAY THEIR EGGS.

    THE MIGRATORY TURTLES TRAVEL HUNDREDS OF MILES -- SOME FROM AS DISTANT AS THE INDONESIAN ISLANDS. AND EVERY YEAR DURING AUGUST THEY CHOOSE EXACTLY THE SAME BEACH TO BREED.

    THE TURTLES SCOOP A HOLE IN THE SAND WITH THEIR POWERFUL FINS AND LAY UP TO 250 EGGS. THE EGGS, CONSIDERED A DELICACY IN MALAYA, ARE GATHERED IN BASKETS DURING LAYING BY LOCAL FISHERMEN. THEIR SPAWNING OVER, THE EXHAUSTED TURTLES LUMBER BACK IN TO THE SEA
    THE MALAYAN GOVERNMENT PLANS LEGISLATION TO PROTECT THE TURTLES BY PROHIBITING EGG-COLLECTING IN CERTAIN MARKED AREAS ON THE BREEDING GROUND.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2YOIXTIHQ0SM1IZV4DYMJQ8UU
    Media URN:
    VLVA2YOIXTIHQ0SM1IZV4DYMJQ8UU
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/09/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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