Birding Mexico, 2007

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Word spread rapidly, and pretty soon all the campers were on the beach trying to make sure the little critters made it to the water safe from gulls and terns patrolling above. Evidently the locals prey on turtle eggs and/or hatchlings in order to eat, raise, or sell them.

We wondered how many of them will survive the 10-50 years it takes to reach adulthood and lay another round of eggs. What kind of a world will their hatchlings find?

 

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