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Thomas DeSimone, 3, of Cold Spring Harbor, holds a newly hatched turtle during the Turtle Hatch Day at the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery. (Aug. 25, 2012)(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

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Photos of Turtle Hatch Day in Cold Spring Harbor

Here's the thing about the annual Turtle Hatch Day at the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery and Aquarium: It's a misnomer. Each of the newbies heralded on Turtle Hatch Day already has used its "egg tooth" to poke open its smaller-than-a-marshmallow-size egg and wiggle into the world. Here are some photos from last year's annual event.