Rare albino turtle found on Australia beach

Story highlights

  • Newly-hatched albino green turtle found on Australia's Castaways Beach
  • Experts say albino hatchlings are extremely rare, and face a tough struggle to survive

(CNN)A rare albino green turtle has been spotted -- newly hatched -- on an Australian beach.

Volunteers from Coolum and North Shore Coast Care were "amazed" to see the tiny creature at Castaways Beach, on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.
Little Alby was taking his time: his brothers and sisters had hatched last Friday, but their distinctive sibling was still in the nest on Sunday.
    "It was a surprise. We were amazed to see this small white creature with pink flippers," group president Leigh Warneminde told CNN.
    Warneminde said the group was surveying a green turtle nest laid in November to gather research data.