If you have an ‘aww’ anywhere in you, sea turtle hatchlings will bring it out.
Sprinkled with sand, legs churning, these miniature creatures are the very definition of cute. Yet they face a treacherous journey to the sea, one made more perilous by artificial lighting, predators, trash, and beach furniture.
Nearly 90 percent of sea turtle nesting in the U.S. occurs in Florida from March through October of each year. Over the last decade, nesting rates in the state have dropped more than 40 percent for the loggerhead turtle.
Watch this video from the folks in Fort Lauderdale to learn how you can help sea turtles. You’ll get your daily dose of adorable-- and you’ll find out how you can see hatchlings making their incredible journey in person!