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Turtle Hatchlings Face Death While Dashing to Ocean

Short | 01:43

On the beaches of the Great Barrier Reef, the first turtle hatchlings emerge from their shells and make a run for the ocean. Almost immediately, aerial and aquatic predators appear, hoping for an easy meal.

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Sixty years after his first visit to the Great Barrier Reef, naturalist Sir David Attenborough returns, this time aboard a research vessel equipped with the latest technology. He examines some of the million migrating animals that visit this marine paradise every year and how each of the reef's habitats attracts a very different set of visitors. Follow David from the Osprey Reef, a huge mountain hidden beneath the waves, to Raine Island, the green turtle's favorite nesting area, to Lady Elliot Island, the beauty salon for manta rays.

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