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Emergence of a leatherback turtle (Guyana)

Emergence of a leatherback turtle (Guyana)

The incubation time in the sand is 70 days. External heat will influence the sex of turtles. After hatching, they will need 3-4 days to climb up a few inches from the surface. There they will wait until the sand temperature fall (sunset, rain) to emerge and reach the ocean.

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Author: Sébastien LESAGE
Date: 04.09.2007
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