26 Sep '14, 8pm

Watch 150 baby sea turtles scramble into the ocean via @MotherNatureNet

Life isn't easy for baby sea turtles . Even if they're lucky enough to hatch before egg-hunting humans or other predators find them, they still must endure a mad dash to the ocean past threats like crabs, birds, raccoons and fish — assuming light pollution doesn't fool them into running the wrong way. Even under natural conditions, experts say most sea turtles hatchlings won't make it to adulthood. But an array of man-made threats are now making their lives even harder, from inedible plastic debris that resembles their prey to beach development and sea-level rise that limits their nesting options. Thankfully, though, there are also humans trying to help as many sea turtles survive as possible. The video above, filmed by tourist Leon Duplay on Malaysia's Lankayan Island, shows how some of their work is paying off. Tourists gather as 150 hatchlings are released onto a beach,...

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/watch-150-...

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