Wild Chronicles follows one of nature's most extraordinary odysseys—a loggerhead sea turtle hatchling embarking on a dangerous, ten-year ocean journey. Adrift in the vast waters, the young turtle instinctively escapes danger and slowly grows. The ultimate goal: survival, and a return to the beach of her birth to nest and lay eggs.

  1. How deep are the nests of loggerhead sea turtles?

    • Answer

      Nests can be as deep as two feet, and hatchlings can take days to climb out.

  2. How many hatchlings will return to the beach to breed?

    • Answer

      Only one in a thousand loggerhead hatchlings will survive to adulthood.

  3. Before entering the powerful Gulf Stream, the loggerhead stops to rest. What habitat provides her with sufficient protection?

    • Answer

      The hatchling rests in sargassum, a type of seaweed.

  4. What is the loggerhead's main source of food?

    • Answer

      Loggerheads mostly eat jellies.

  5. How does marine debris put the little loggerhead at risk?

    • Answer

      Ocean debris, mostly plastics, looks like jellies, and turtles eat it. Turtles cannot digest plastic, however, and choke to death on the debris.

embark
Verb

to leave or set off on a journey.

hatch
Verb

to emerge from an egg.

instinct
Noun

natural motivation or behavior.

loggerhead sea turtle
Noun

reptile native to non-polar oceans.

turtle
Noun

type of reptile with a shell encasing most of its body.

vast
Adjective

huge and spread out.