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A leatherback turtle hatchling crosses the beach toward the ocean. Heat-related deaths of turtle eggs and hatchlings before they emerge from the nest was identified as a leading cause of projected climate-related decline of the eastern Pacific population of this critically endangered species, in a new study published in Nature Climate Change.