June 28, 2010 nest relocation: A steady hand is a must during a nest excavation. Changing the orientation of the embryo in the egg can drastically affect the development of the turtle. Photo by Bonnie Strawser, USFWS.
June 28, 2010 sea turtle nest relocation: Sea turtle eggs are very delicate. The temperature of the eggs can affect the sex of the turtle. Boys are cool, girls are warm. Photo by Bonnie Strawser, USFWS.