This video clip shows tiny Olive Ridley sea turtle hatchings emerging from their sandy nest. It was shot by Costa Rican biologist, Adriana Gonzales—thanks Adriana for sharing!
Notice the metal screen (a square of chain-link fencing) covering the nest. That protected the eggs from digging predators during the ~45 days of development. To learn more about how these conservation efforts support sea turtles on the Osa Peninsula, read two earlier blogs… “Morning Patrol: Checking on Nests & Sea Turtle Hatchlings” (January 9, 2009) and “Night Patrol: Measuring & Tagging Sea Turtles” (January 23, 2009).