Turtle Uses Little Flippers to Drag Herself Back Into the Ocean

StoryfulPublished: January 13, 20171 views
Published: January 13, 2017

A turtle was seen using its flippers to slide itself across the beach and return to the ocean in video published on December 28.

A volunteer for the Ningaloo Turtle Program said she came across this turtle near Cape Range National Park, and said she believed it was laying eggs.

“Female turtles come up to land during the night to lay their eggs,” the uploader said.

“Their flippers are incredibly powerful and allow them to move their body weight across the beach. Female turtles are often exhausted by the time they return to sea.”

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