Endangered sea turtles hatch on Brazil beach deserted due to coronavirus

Almost 100 critically endangered sea turtles hatched on a deserted beach in Brazil as the country’s coronavirus restrictions prohibit people from gathering on the shore.

Ninety-seven hawksbill sea turtles hatched last Sunday in Paulista, a town in the north-eastern state of Pernambuco.

Government workers were the only people to see the sea turtles emerge. They took photographs of the new-born creatures’ first steps down to the beach and into the Atlantic Ocean.