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Saving Sea Turtles in the Solomon Islands

The Nature Conservancy's Arnavon Islands sea turtle monitoring program is the longest running of its kind in the South Pacific. The islands are important nesting site for the endangered hawksbill and green sea turtle species and their numbers have doubled in the past 20 years. In "From Sea to Sand and Back" by Seedlight Pictures, watch a rare moment as newborn turtles hatch and take their first eager, moonlit steps toward the deep blue unknown.

Director and Camera: Bridget Besaw. Editor: Tahria Sheather. Music: Zoe Keating.

The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the world and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. To submit a film for consideration, please email The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners.