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Hatchling Exodus

Hatchling Exodus

After digging out of the nest, the hatchlings locate the ocean by crawling toward the brightest horizon, naturally the water.


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FWC Facts:
Along the Florida coast from 1990 to 2011, sea turtles annually made between 51,000 and 93,000 nests.

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