(ATLAS OBSCURA) – Marine biologist Kate Mansfield recently shared images of a small loggerhead turtle to Twitter, and it’s undeniably cute, even if it is a mutant.
The turtle was discovered by an intern with the University of Central Florida Marine Turtle Research Group while they were performing a nest inventory, taking stock of how many of the turtles had hatched.
The group released the turtle back into the wild after the researchers took some pictures of it, though Mansfield said that its life expectancy probably wasn’t great. “Others I’ve seen haven’t made it out of the nest or lasted long,” she tweeted. “It depends on what it looks like internally,” meaning how well its internal organs are functioning.
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