Unique Views of the World - Baby Sea Turtles Emerge from Nests

Oct. 23, 2013

Watching a baby sea turtle (known as a "hatchling") struggle out of the nest and make its way to the water is an emotional experience.  Everything from footprints to driftwood and crabs are obstacles, though this gauntlet is important for its survival.  Birds, raccoons, and fish are just a few of the predators these vulnerable creatures face; some experts say only one out of a thousand will survive to adulthood under natural conditions.

Check out these very interesting videos of sea turtle hatchlings from around the world

More information at:      http://www.seeturtles.org/1403/baby-sea-turtles.html

Baby Sea Turtles Hatching

This is a nest of baby olive ridley sea turtles hatching on a beach named Largatillo - Costa Rica


Sea Turtle Hatching Season Cozumel Island


Baby Sea Turtles Race to Ocean at Cozumel


Baby Sea Turtles Hatching at Chennai - India


Baby Sea Turtle Just Emerged From Nest


Turtle Hatch #27 @ 37th ave Oak Island - Hatchlings emerge at 8 minutes


Turtle Webcam Records Loggerhead Sea Turtle Hatch
in the Lower Florida Keys

Environmental enthusiasts have been able to observe loggerhead sea turtles hatching and emerging from their nests, via a live streaming "turtle webcam" installed on a private beach on Big Pine Key in the Lower Florida Keys.


Sea Turtle Hatchlings - Rainsong Nature Sanctuary Costa Rica


Sea Turtle Conservancy


Record Year for Sea Turtles on Southeast Coast

It’s been a record year for sea turtle nestings along the Southeast coast.  The relatively slow Atlantic hurricane season has played a role in the turtle baby boom.

“It’s another record year for us in Georgia,” said Mark Dodd, senior wildlife biologist with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. “The season isn’t completely finished but we have 2,292 (as of Sept. 16) loggerhead turtle nests.”

Cape Hatteras National Seashore in North Carolina has also noted a record number of sea turtle nests, as has Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge in Florida.



Which Came First - the Turtle or the Egg?

The life cycle of a sea turtle is fascinating and mysterious.  This video from NATURE explores the role that Cuba’s beaches play in sea turtles’ lives: how they nest, how they return to the same beaches year after year, how they recognize the beach by the scent of the sand.  The video also examines the threats facing sea turtles, and the efforts Cuban biologists are taking to help them.

Cayo Largo is a small island in the Canarreos Archipelago, approximately 80 miles from the main island of Cuba.



Saving the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle - Texas Parks and Wildlife Video

The Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle is making a comeback from the brink of extinction. Get a close-up look at turtle nesting and watch as the hatchlings crawl into the surf. For more information, visit the Padre Island National Seashore website http://www.nps.gov/pais/index.htm


Green Sea Turtle Mourns at Memorial of Fellow Turtle in Hawaii

A green sea turtle appears to mourn at the site of a memorial for a fellow turtle on Laniakea beach on Oahu, Hawaii. The large male known as "Kuhina" slowly crawled out of the water and remained for hours at the memorial for "Honey Girl," who was found slaughtered days earlier. It is against state and federal law to harm or harass this protected species.



Sea turtle

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Sea turtles
Temporal range:
Early Cretaceous-Holocene,[1]110–0Ma
An olive ridley sea turtle a species of the sea turtle superfamily
Conservation status
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Sauropsida
Order: Testudines (=Chelonii)
Suborder: Cryptodira
Clade: Panchelonioidea
Superfamily: Chelonioidea
Bauer, 1893[2]
Type species
Testudo mydas
Linnaeus, 1758

Chelonii - Oppel 1811
Chlonopteria - Rafinesque 1814
Cheloniae - Schmid 1819
Edigitata - Haworth 1825
Oiacopodae - Wagler 1828
Pterodactyli - Mayer 1849

Sea turtles (superfamily Chelonioidea) or marine turtles[3] are turtles that inhabit all of the world's oceans except the Arctic. Most species of sea turtle are endangered.