October 2, 2014

Parting Shot: Baby Steps

A just-hatched sea turtle on the journey from its nest to the Gulf of Mexico for the first time. (Alan Maltz)

A just-hatched sea turtle on the journey from its nest to the Gulf of Mexico for the first time. The mother turtles lay their eggs on area beaches sometime around May 1, and then the baby turtles hatch about 60 days later. Beach-side residents are encouraged to dim lights so the turtles can follow the glow of the moon to the water. Photograph by Alan Maltz, alanmaltz.com.

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