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Contact: Eleanor Gaskarth
University of Exeter

Green Turtle Hatchling on Ascension

Caption: The number of green turtles nesting at the remote South Atlantic outpost has increased by more than 500 per cent since records began in the 1970s. As many as 24,000 nests are now estimated to be laid on the Island's main beaches every year, making it the second largest nesting colony for this species in the Atlantic Ocean.

Credit: Sam Weber

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