‘Truly peculiar’: loggerhead turtles born in most northern spot ever recorded

‘Truly peculiar’: loggerhead turtles born in most northern spot ever recorded

Nine sea turtles hatch on beach in Jesolo, Veneto, in what scientists describe as ‘exceptional’ event

Eggs that were laid on a sandy beach in northern Italy by a loggerhead sea turtle, or Caretta Caretta, have hatched in what scientists describe as an “exceptional” event possibly brought on by global heating. It was the first time that the hatching of Caretta Caretta sea turtle eggs had been recorded along the northern Adriatic coast.

Nine sea turtles were born on Wednesday night on the beach in Jesolo, a popular seaside resort close to Venice where their mother had deposited 82 eggs, about 25 metres from the sea, overnight on 9 July.

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