Wednesday 17 February 2016

Beautiful and incredibly rare baby albino sea turtle photographed making its way to sea

Wildlife volunteers in Australia say they were stunned to find an extremely rare albino turtle on the beach

6:38PM GMT 09 Feb 2016

This pearl-coloured sea turtle has stunned wildlife volunteers.

The tiny creature was one of 122 hatchlings from a green turtle nest on Castaways Beach on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.

Volunteers from Coolum and North Shore Coast Care were shocked to see an albino sea turtle, as they are incredibly rare.

"It was very chipper and just took off into the water as happy as can be," said group president Linda Warneminde.

"He wasn't sick, he was just white," she told the BBC.

The little turtle is now in the ocean.

However, there are very few albino sea turtles in the wild.

Only 1 in 1,000 baby turtles make it to adulthood - and the chances for a stand-out white creature are probably even lower.

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