A newborn sea turtle

There are many beaches that turtles use to lay eggs that have become tourist beaches. In order to ensure the survival of the turtles these beaches sometimes have teams of volunteers who will go out at night and watch for turtles who come up the beach to lay eggs. Once laid (with the mother having returned to the sea) the eggs will be dug up and collected. They then get buried in a large enclosed sand pit in a protected sanctuary on the beach. They put a marker with the laying date next to each batch so they know when to expect hatchlings, and hatchlings will then be kept in buckets of seawater as they hatch until sunset when they will be released on the beach to swim to the sea. So it would be quite easy for someone to notice the albino hatchling and take a photo at some point before it makes it’s journey to the sea.

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