A Human Corral Leads Baby Turtles to the Ocean

A Human Corral Leads Baby Turtles to the Ocean

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turtle babies crawl-Sea Turtle Conservation Bonaire400 volunteers on the Caribbean island of Bonair ensure that each year the endangered loggerhead sea turtles hatching on the beaches make it safely to the waves.

In one location two year ago the babies were all killed after they walked the wrong way. Airport lights, which resembled the moon’s reflection in the ocean, confused the hatchlings — bright light being the telltale symbol for home in their migratory animal GPS.

So this year, on July 1, volunteers surrounded the babies on three sides, blocking any light except the bright ocean view, which drew them safely home.

This photo comes from the group, Sea Turtle Conservation Bonair, via ABC News.

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