‘Plight of the Sea Turtle’
By Emma Kelsick
UGA Graduate Student, Odum School of Ecology UGA
"Sea turtles existed prior to dinosaurs and still persist despite less than 1% of all hatchlings surviving to maturity. A hatchling is about this size (on the square) as it uses the moon's guiding light (white) to leave the nest and navigate into the sea, often at night (black) to avoid predation."