Here is a video that someone took when they came across leatherback hatchlings emerging from their nest. From the accent, it sounds like it is on the southern coast of the U.S., perhaps Florida? See how tiny they are? Adult leatherbacks can reach 8 feet in length and 500-2000 lbs weight! They are endangered throughout their range, as all sea turtle species are.

But you don’t need to know anything about turtles to appreciate the wonder and magic of 100 hatchlings erupting from their subterranean nest and running for the open sea. Watch and smile (and sorry for the occasional profanity, it’s a home-made video!)

Click here to see leatherback hatchling video (link expired)

And if you WOULD like to learn more about leatherbacks:
leatherback turtle fact sheet