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hatchling

a young animal that has newly emerged from an egg
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Post-emergence movements and overwintering of snapping turtle, Chelydra serpentine, hatchlings in New York and New Hampshire.
The Stone Hatchlings is a sweet tale that children ages three through six will certainly enjoy and identify with.
The turtle farms and the distributors of the pet turtles are overrun with hatchlings by midsummer, and the market is soon saturated.
I was near tears," said Reyz, who helped save hundreds of uninjured hatchlings dredged up by the heavy machinery.
Leatherback turtle births naturally ebb and flow from year to year in response to climate variations, with more hatchlings, and rare pulses of male hatchlings, entering the eastern Pacific Ocean in cooler, rainier years.
Green hatchlings appeared within two such family lines when a total of 12 egg pods were incubated at 30[degrees]C for hatching.
Here, we report consumption of hatchling turtles by a Great Blue Heron and apparent choking of the bird leading to its death.
Predators including crabs, dogs, foxes and birds often kill the hatchlings as they make their way from the nest to the sea for the first swim.