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.