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Re: Fern forests



On Fri, 16 Jun 2000, Betty Cunningham wrote:
> sea turtles manage to hide nests on perfectly featureless beaches.  Sure
> the nests get found frequently, but obviously enough survive detection
> that until recently, sea turtles were doing just fine.
> 
> The logic that being big means easy to spot is no different than a sea
> turtle coming ashore on a perfect and featureless sandy beach scenario.  
> 
> Even if there's NO place to hide some creatures still manage to do it.

I think the real mortality hits on sea turtles come when they
hatch and are trying to make it to the water.