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144 baby sea turtles scurry out to sea from the capital’s beach

Santo Domingo. – At exactly 6:02pm Saturday the eggs which the hawksbill turtle Güiby had left 52 days ago in the capital’s Güibia Beach began to hatch, with 144 offspring of the endangered species heading out to sea.

It took the hatchlings a full two hours to make the perilous trek from their nest in the warm sand to the Caribbean Sea, where they’ll continue their ordeal to survive in their watery world full of predators.

The nest was the first of three dug by the turtle which returns to the same place each year, and this time laid 183 eggs, from which 144 hatchlings were born. Hatchlings  are still expected from one more of Guiby’s nests.

Source: Dominican Today

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