Volunteers Help Rescue First Turtle Nest of Season

Volunteers Help Rescue First Turtle Nest of Season

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stones turtleVolunteers and officials near Panama City Beach, Florida, have been helping sea turtle eggs survive so that baby turtles can safely hatch and return to the sea. An ordinance against too much light on the beach at night helps to prevent disorientation in egg-laying females.

One by one, Turtle Watch volunteers crated and relocated 104 translucent pink loggerhead turtle eggs on Friday in an effort to save the Panama City Beach area’s first marked nest of the season. "The nest was laid very close to the water below the tide line so it was relocated to higher elevation where it’s safer for the eggs…" (visit the Herald Today )

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