South Korea’s Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries
has released 14 endangered sea turtles into the ocean from the nation’s southern resort
island of Jeju. Of them, four turtles were rescued, three
were hatched artificially and the rest came from abroad for research. Wednesday’s event was joined by nearly 100
people including the minister, representatives of related organizations and citizens. The move comes amid enhanced international
awareness on the need to preserve sea turtles that are on the verge of extinction.