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Baby Sea Turtles Get A Little Help Making It To The Ocean

Baby Sea Turtles Get A Little Help Making It To The Ocean

These sea turtles hatch on a beach next to an airport, and that makes it really confusing when it's time to go to the ocean.

“This group of baby turtles hatched on a beach next to an airport,” Dr. Sue Willis, the program director of Sea Turtle Conservation Bonaire, told ABC.

“After the turtles hatch they crawl towards the brightest light they see, which is usually the moon over the ocean. But the airport’s bright lights distract the turtles and make them crawl in the wrong direction. Two years ago we lost an entire group of hatchlings after they crawled onto a busy road,” said Willis.

So now, there are volunteers who help the babies get to the right place. It's so sweet, you guys. My faith in humanity has been restored, for a few minutes at least.

 

 

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