Date found: October 9, 2015
Weight by month
|October 2015||March 2016||May 2016||June 2016||July 2016|
|7 grams||22 grams||27 grams||25 grams||32 grams|
Yes, this turtle is definitely cute, and a very young hatchling from the fall of 2015. If you look closely, you can still see the “egg tooth” on Lara’s beak, which helps baby turtles break out of their shells. Lara was found too late for the first round of microsatellite analysis, but stay tuned to see what we find out in 2016!