July 15, 2010 Ship Island, AL - National Geographic Reporter Fritz Faerber video-tapes US Forest Service Biologist Joe Metzmeier as he documents details of a carcass collection. Photo by Bonnie Strawser, USFWS
July 9, 2010 - Port St. Joe, FL: Placing eggs in the crate requires extreme caution and care. Tilting or jolting the egg can drastically effect the development of the embryo. Photo by Denise Rowell, USFWS.
July 9, 2010 - Port St. Joe, FL: A crowd of trained sea turtle volunteers watch as USFWS biologist Dianne Ingram digs for the next egg. Assistant Secretary of the Interior, Tom Strickland, watches as he holds a cooler full of eggs shut. Photo by...
Port St. Joe, FL: A thermometer is carefully installed atop the first layer of turtle eggs. This device is crucial to ensuring the sea turtle embryos stay healthy and the sex ratio of the turtles is not compromised.