Baby Turtles

Baby loggerheads are tiny creatures that would fit in the palm of your hand.  They hatch, climb out of their nest, and make their way to the ocean.  It is very important that they not be disturbed during this journey!  They have to make their own way to the water.  So if you see a baby loggerhead, please do not place them in the water!  They may look like they are struggling a bit, but Mother Nature and they know what to do.  Now if you should shoo away some sea gulls or ghost crabs, I bet the baby would appreciate the assist!    

Making tracks!

Two loggerhead hatchlings as they "make tracks" to the ocean.

 The *star* of our show!

The *star* of our show!

Finally in the water!

Finally in the water!

This picture courtesy of our friends, Lisa and John McRoberts of Charlotte, North Carolina.

One lone swimmer!

One lone swimmer

This picture courtesy of our friends, Lisa and John McRoberts of Charlotte, North Carolina.

 

A "pile" of loggerhead hatchlings

A hatchling scrambling out of the nest. You can see the eggs in the top of the picture.

 

More "baby pictures"...

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