Bathers and volunteers gathered at a beach in Greece’s Mykonos to assist new born sea turtles reach the sea in their first and most important journey in their life.
The footage by Mykonos TV, shows dozens of little caretta-caretta turtles (known also as loggerhead sea turtles) rushing to the water at Agrari beach.
The nesting beaches are of great importance. Female turtles make their nests on sandy beaches where they lay their eggs.
After cracking the egg shells, the new born turtles start their life’s most important journey as a lot of enemies are around: crabs, seagulls, fish and human presence — even the city lights may disorient the young turtles.
Relying on their DNA and their instinct, they are searching for their destination towards the open sea, where they will live for the rest of their life.
If they make it to the sea, the female ones will return to the same beach 20 years later to lay their own eggs.