mmnjug:

regram @localoceantrust
In #Watamu the vast majority of the #turtle nests hatch at #night so that the hatchlings have the best chance of #survival. If they hatched in daylight they would be easy prey for #crabs, #birds, #fish and pretty much anything else looking for a quick #snack. The hatchlings #instinct drives them to head to the brightest light, which should be the moonlight reflecting off the water. So as not to confuse the hatchlings, only #red light is used during our night time #beach patrols because #turtles can’t see red light!
#sealife #ocean #conservation #kenya #africa #marinebiology #babyanimals #reptile

fyeahseaturtles:

Leatherback Sea Turtle by toryjk on Flickr.

incredible.

Fun fact: Unlike other Sea Turtles, The leatherback turtle has a thick ‘leather’ like skin supported by, but not attached to,  small bones. This allows them to dive far deeper into the ocean, withstanding stronger water pressure than any other turtle is capable of. Its also the largest living turtle.

fyeahseaturtles:

Leatherback Sea Turtle by toryjk on Flickr.

incredible.

Fun fact: Unlike other Sea Turtles, The leatherback turtle has a thick ‘leather’ like skin supported by, but not attached to,  small bones. This allows them to dive far deeper into the ocean, withstanding stronger water pressure than any other turtle is capable of. Its also the largest living turtle.