Turtle Hatchings Sometimes Crawl the Wrong Way, But They’re Hardy

HATCHING IN DARKNESS ON SANDY BEACHES, new little turtles instinctively crawl toward the light. In a natural setting, this is good – the horizon over the sea is always brighter than the darkness of the land side, drawing them to the ocean, where they belong. But the light from the back porch light of a beachfront home, the signage of a seaside resort or skyglow from urban areas near beaches can cause them to crawl

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