Saturday, September 12, 2009

Sea Turtles Are Hatching... Are You?

(Pictured: A newborn Sea Turtle heads from its nest for its first swim in the Atlantic. Photo by Myk Willis)

Summer is over.  The kids are back to school.  The cars are back on the road.  For many, it is a time to start anew.  A new place to live.  A new relationship.  A new semester at school.  A new job.  A new project, goal or responsibility at the old job. New things are hatching all around...

My office is on the beach, and many of us at Myxer start the day with a walk or run before heading upstairs to our desks and cubes.  One morning this week, our CEO Myk spotted a newly hatched Sea Turtle instinctively scratching its way across the sand toward the ocean, a remarkable sight which I am glad he captured with his iPhone and shared. 

Apparently, the female Sea Turtle treks onto the beach to nest, then leaves her eggs covered almost undetectably in the sand and returns to the ocean.  The eggs are left alone for several months to hatch on their own, and only a small fraction of the turtles successfully survive the hatching and making their way back to the sea.  Hopefully Myk spotted one of the lucky fellas.

As the summer ends and the fall begins, it is a good time for us all to shed our shells, and fearlessly make our way toward the great big oceans that lie ahead.

What's hatching for you?

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