Almost 120 critically endangered turtles hatch at Raffles Lighthouse island

Turtles hatching on Pulau Satumu (Raffles Lighthouse) at night on Sept 25, 2018.
Turtles hatching on Pulau Satumu (Raffles Lighthouse) at night on Sept 25, 2018.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
Turtles hatching on Pulau Satumu (Raffles Lighthouse) at night on Sept 25, 2018.
Turtles hatching on Pulau Satumu (Raffles Lighthouse) at night on Sept 25, 2018.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
Turtles hatching on Pulau Satumu (Raffles Lighthouse) at night on Sept 25, 2018.
Turtles hatching on Pulau Satumu (Raffles Lighthouse) at night on Sept 25, 2018.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
Turtles hatching on Pulau Satumu (Raffles Lighthouse) at night on Sept 25, 2018.
Turtles hatching on Pulau Satumu (Raffles Lighthouse) at night on Sept 25, 2018.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
An empty turtle egg shell.
An empty turtle egg shell.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

SINGAPORE - Under the pale white light of the full moon, 44 little hawksbill turtles poked their heads from under the sand and scurried towards the softly lapping waves.

Driven by instinct, they made their way to the waters that none of them had ever seen before.

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