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SeaWorld Orlando Cares for Loggerhead Hatchlings

loggerheads1SeaWorld Orlando is currently taking care of three endangered loggerhead turtle hatchlings. The wild turtles were spotted by park rangers in Cape Canaveral shortly after they hatched on the beach. The turtles were unable to make the trip from their nest to the ocean because of the rough waters created by Hurricane Bill. The staff at SeaWorld will return the turtles to the wild once the sea calms down.

Newly hatched loggerhead turtles face a multitude of challenges. To get from their nests to the water they need to avoid gulls which will eat them. They can also become confused and disoriented by beachside activity, parking lot lights, and man-made noise.

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