albino baby turtle

Here’s an incredible photo - this is a baby albino green sea turtle! It hatched on an Australian beach in 2016!

It is estimated that only 1 in 1000 hatchling Green Sea Turtles will survive to adulthood, sadly this beautiful animal faces even greater challenges than most. The loss of natural camouflage leaves albino wild animals more vulnerable to predators and makes them significantly more visible to their prey.

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Rare Baby Albino Sea Turtles

These baby albino sea turtle were found on Vamizi Island in Mozambique.  A turtle monitoring programme has been going for more than ten years on the island, but this is the first time they’ve seen albino hatchlings. Interestingly, the turtles also lacked pigmentation in their eyes, as is common with albinism (Source)