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.
|An olive ridley sea turtle a species of the sea turtle superfamily|
Chelonii - Oppel 1811