I Was Here
"I wanna leave my footprints on the sands of time
Know there was something that, and something that I left behind
When I leave this world, I'll leave no regrets
Leave something to remember, so they won't forget
I Was Here."
I was here ~ Beyoncé
A critically endangered hawksbill turtle hatchling (Eretmochelys imbricata), makes its way to the sea at sunset after hatching. Trinidad and Tobago, W.I.
Hatchling sea turtles have a 1:1000 chance of making it to adulthood. Coastal development, light pollution, accidental bycatch, and poaching on nesting beaches continue to adversely affect both nesting females and hatchlings, increasing mortality and decreasing their chances for survival.