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As soon as it entered the water the young olive sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) struggles against the swell to swim away from the coast. The so-called swimming frenzy lasts for approximately 48 hours to keep the hatchlings from being washed ashore. The turtles do not feed within the first days as they live on the reserves they acquired from the yolk in their eggs. The swimming hatchlings often fall prey to e.g. fregate birds or larger fish. [size of single organism: 6 cm]

As soon as it entered the water the young olive sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) struggles against the swell to swim away from the coast. The so-called swimming frenzy lasts for approximately 48 hours to keep the hatchlings from being washed ashore. The turtles do not feed within the first days as they live on the reserves they acquired from the yolk in their eggs. The swimming hatchlings often fall prey to e.g. fregate birds or larger fish. [size of single organism: 6 cm] Stock Photo
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Contributor:

mauritius images GmbH / Alamy Stock Photo

Image ID:

2C65Y58

File size:

56.1 MB (2.5 MB Compressed download)

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Dimensions:

5425 x 3617 px | 45.9 x 30.6 cm | 18.1 x 12.1 inches | 300dpi

Date taken:

31 October 2009

Photographer:

Solvin Zankl

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