Tiny turtle hatchling gets helping hand on way to sea

A tiny sea turtle hatchling was filmed making the journey from its egg to its new home in the deep blue, and proved just how tough young sea turtles have to be to survive.

Suzan Bell shared footage on September 2 that she took on Oak Island, North Carolina, writing, “#thestruggleisreal.”

In the video, the little turtle is pushed back by incoming waves, and is even flipped onto its back at one point. Bell intervened to right the turtle and send it on its way again. She confirmed to Storyful that the turtle eventually made it into the sea.

(Credit: Suzan Bell via Storyful)