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Green turtle hatchling. Green turtle hatchlings are easy to identify, because they are the only species to have a white plastron (underside of the shell).

TAMAR Image Bank2008

TAMAR

TAMAR
Mata de São João, Brazil

Due to natural factors, only one or two in every thousand hatchlings survive to adulthood. Even if a turtle is safe at birth, it is at sea where the majority of problems that they are challenged to face, happen.

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  • Title: Green turtle hatchling. Green turtle hatchlings are easy to identify, because they are the only species to have a white plastron (underside of the shell).
  • Creator: TAMAR Image Bank
  • Date Created: 2008
  • Location: Fernando de Noronha, Pernambuco, Brasil.
  • Original Source: http://www.tamar.org.br

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