National Geographic : 1940 Jun
826 THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE Photograph by Otho Webb UP THE BEACH COMES A BLACK ROCK COD, A RELATIVE OF THE QUEENSLAND GROUPER Photograph by Miss Hilda Geissmann A GREEN TURTLE RAPIDLY DEPOSITS "PING-PONG BALL" EGGS BY THE DOZEN Resting in the sand, the female scoops out a hole about a foot deep. Here her rear flippers have been drawn aside, revealing the eggs and ovipositor. After laying, she covers the setting with sand and departs. The young make their way alone to the sea. Many fall prey to gulls.