Meet The Hybrids

Upon monitoring nests on the morning of August 6, 2021, the SAT team came across 3 hatchlings that were entangled in roots as thin as dental floss at the top of the nest. This makes them easy prey for the predators in the area.

The SAT team worked quickly to remove the entanglement of roots and get the turtles to a safe spot to give them a health check.

What is so unique about these hatchlings is that they may possibly be a cross between a Loggerhead and a Green Sea Turtle. We gathered some DNA from the empty shells and are awaiting the results of testing from the FWCC. All three turtles were healthy and released immediately the same day.

Upon monitoring nests on the morning of August 6, 2021, the SAT team came across 3 hatchlings, that were entangled in roots as thin as dental floss at the top of the nest. Which makes them easy prey for the predators in the area.

The team worked quickly to remove the entanglement of roots and get the turtles to a safe spot to give them a health check.

What is so unique about these hatchlings is that they may possibly be a cross between a Loggerhead and a Green sea turtle. We gathered some DNA from the empty shells and are awaiting the results of testing from the FWCC. All three turtles were healthy and released immediately the same day.

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