Female turtles lay their eggs on sandy beaches, burying them in deep pits. Each turtle lays 100 or so eggs. Many of the eggs are dug out of the nests by scavengers, and young turtles that do hatch are often eaten by predators. By laying so many eggs, the female turtle makes sure that a few will always survive to become adults.
|The threats faced by baby turtles include being eaten by gulls, crabs, and fish.|