Baby sea turtles hatch!

August 10, 2013 at 5:13 am (Nature, Photography, Wildlife) (, , , , , , )

Newly emerged sea turtle hatchling

Newly emerged sea turtle hatchling

It was hard to see the little heads and flippers in the bowl of sand that was their nest.  The little loggerhead sea turtles were well disguised, but every so often a bit of sand would move – a flipper.  These guys had already hatched a foot or two below, where the eggs were laid, and had scrambled to the top, under the layer of sand until its coolness signified night had arrived.  The cover of darkness would hide them from predators.  We watched them under dim red lights. Read the rest of this entry »

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