This hawksbill turtle made it ! It survived the long and tiring crawl from its nest to the Ocean. Now it is enjoying the freedom to swim and search for its food (mainly sponges, grass and jelly fish).
As it grows mainly in less than 20 feet of water Elkhorn coral is at risk from global warming, diseases, passage of ships and being trampled over by divers/swimmers. It takes a second to destroy it but several years to grow back. Its population has decreased by 90 % in the last 20 years and is now on the endangered species list. (first for a coral).