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Under night skies

Female green sea turtles leave the relative safety of the sea to lay up to 200 eggs in the sand on the darkest nights. This protects the eggs from predators such as the black vulture. Camera operator, Justine Evans uses a thermal imaging camera to witness some green turtle hatchlings also using the cover of night to get to the sea but it is getting close to dawn. The black vultures' poor eyesight is evident as the hatchlings successfully move past them and enter the sea.

Credits

Role Contributor
Camera OperatorJustine Evans
Camera OperatorSophie Darlington
Series ProducerJonny Keeling
ExpertBryson Voirin
PresenterGeorge McGavin
PresenterGordon Buchanan
ProducerRowan Musgrave
Executive ProducerTim Martin

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