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Fact check: Post misleads on turtles hatching after massive beach cleanup in India

The claim: Hundreds of thousands of sea turtles hatched after a 96-week beach cleanup in India A group of environmentalists completed one of the world’s largest beach cleanups in March 2018, but in the years following, details about the story have been misrepresented online. One recent social media post claims a clean-up effort on the west coast of India led to hundreds of thousands of tiny sea turtles hatching. “It took 96 weeks and thousands of volunteers to clean up Versova Beach in Mumbai, India,” reads an Oct. 11 Facebook post that accumulated more than 4,600 reactions within less […]

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