As a mammal, I can't imagine laying eggs in the sand and shimmying away, never to see my hatchlings or know if any survived. But that's the way it works in sea turtle world. And for new year's, I like imagining how a sea turtle might want to seek out her children. Good luck with your resolution, imaginary sea turtle!
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