Watch | This Newly Hatched Turtle Species in Tamil Nadu Dates Back To The Time Of Dinosaurs

The IAS Officer, in a detailed post on X, shared fascinating insights about these ancient turtles
IAS Officer shared the video on X

IAS Officer shared the video on X

Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Supriya Sahu shared a video documenting the journey of newly hatched Olive Ridley Turtles. In Chennai, workers are seen gently releasing newly hatched Olive Ridley turtles into the sea, as captured in the video.
The IAS Officer, in a detailed post on X, shared fascinating insights about these ancient turtles, which have existed for over 200 million years, dating back to the era of dinosaurs. Additionally, Sahu highlighted an interesting fact about the hatchlings: they employ a temporary "egg tooth" to assist in breaking through their shells, showcasing their remarkable adaptation skills.
"Goosebumps to see these tiny baby turtles making their first voyage into the sea from our Forest Department Olive ridley turtle hatchery at the Besant Nagar Beach in Chennai. To realise that these turtle species date back to the time of the dinosaurs, over 200 million years ago is startling. So many incredible facts about these brave babies that will leave you speechless. Hatchlings use a temporary "egg tooth" or carbuncle to break open the shell. Eggs usually hatch in 45-60 days and babies emerge digging through the sand when their head comes out first. They also have a yolk sac on their belly to provide nutrients for them to swim and travel when released back into the sea. Miracle of nature truly #turtles," Sahu wrote on X.

Take a Look at the Video:

Many users took to the comments section to share their reactions.
A user wrote, "Wow, great narration, ma'am. Hope and pray that the hatchlings stay safe & healthy in the seas." "Informative," another user commented.
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