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'Turtle Cam' Captures Loggerhead Hatchlings Rushing to Sea



    The Florida Keys Turtle Cam caught nearly 100 loggerhead sea turtles hatching and rushing toward the Atlantic Ocean. (Published Monday, July 28, 2014)

    Nearly 100 tiny sea turtles were caught on camera hatching and sprinting to the ocean's edge.

    The 3-inch long loggerhead sea turtles were born Friday just before 9 p.m. in the Florida Keys.

    Rodney White/The Des Moines Register via AP

    The video was captured by the Florida Keys "Turtle Cam" by using infrared lighting, so as to not confuse the newborns heading to sea, and was livestreamed at Fla-Keys.com.

    Loggerhead turtles are considered threatened or endangered in Florida and it is illegal to disturb the nests. The "Turtle Cam" project was created to help raise awareness of the endangered species.

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