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    • Sea Turtle egg relocation

    • Oil spills; Relocation; Reptiles; Volunteers; Children; Youth;
    • A young child observes while sea turtle eggs are readied for relocation.
    • Sea Turtle egg relocation

    • Oil spills; Relocation; Reptiles; Volunteers;
    • July 16, 2010 - Port St. Joe, FL: Sea turtle nests are located and marked by USFWS and volunteers that patrol the beach every day.
    • Sea Turtle egg relocation

    • Oil spills; Relocation; Reptiles; Volunteers; Connecting people with nature;
    • July 16, 2010 - Port St. Joe, FL: University of Florida students Natalie Williams and Brail Stephens (right).
    • Sea Turtle egg relocation

    • Oil spills; Relocation; Reptiles; Volunteers;
    • Port St. Joe, FL: A crate containing sea turtle eggs is slowly loaded into its carrier.
    • Sea Turtle egg relocation

    • Oil spills; Relocation; Reptiles; Volunteers; Connecting people with nature;
    • Port St. Joe, FL: A group of University of Florida students help with this sea turtle egg excavation, along with USFWS biologists and a USGS biologist.
    • Sea Turtle egg relocation

    • Oil spills; Relocation; Reptiles; Volunteers;
    • Port St. Joe, FL: A peek over University of Florida student Jacob Hill's shoulder as he places another egg into the cooler.
    • Sea Turtle egg relocation

    • Oil spills; Relocation; Reptiles; Volunteers;
    • 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.
    • Sea Turtle egg relocation

    • Oil spills; Relocation; Reptiles; Volunteers;
    • Port St. Joe, FL: Another marked nest on the beach at Port St. Joe.
    • Sea Turtle egg relocation

    • Oil spills; Relocation; Reptiles; Volunteers; Employees (USFWS);
    • Port St. Joe, FL: Brail Stephens (University of Florida) gently places the cooler into the carrier as Natalie Williams (UF) and Lorna Patrick (USFWS) assist.
    • Sea Turtle egg relocation

    • Oil spills; Relocation; Reptiles; Volunteers;
    • Port St. Joe, FL: Brail Stephens and Jacob Hill (University of Florida) finish attaching a thermometer to the second box of turtle eggs in nest #1.
    • Sea Turtle egg relocation

    • Oil spills; Relocation; Reptiles; Volunteers;
    • Port St. Joe, FL: Coolers sitting ready for the eggs in nest #2. The contents of each cooler is carefully documented and recorded.
    • Sea Turtle egg relocation

    • Oil spills; Relocation; Reptiles; Volunteers;
    • Port St. Joe, FL: Digging for the next egg is a delicate operation! Dig too vigorously and you may damage the eggs buried below.
    • Sea Turtle egg relocation

    • Oil spills; Relocation; Reptiles; Volunteers;
    • Port St. Joe, FL: Dr. Ray Carthy works jointly for University of Florida and the US Geological Survey.
    • Sea Turtle egg relocation

    • Oil spills; Relocation; Reptiles; Volunteers;
    • Port St. Joe, FL: Dr. Ray Carthy works jointly for University of Florida and the US Geological Survey.
    • Sea Turtle egg relocation

    • Oil spills; Relocation; Reptiles; Volunteers;
    • Port St. Joe, FL: Due to the nature of this type of project, only one person at a time can dig up eggs. University of Florida students Hope Ronco and Seth Farris watch while a classmate takes his turn.
    • Sea Turtle egg relocation

    • Oil spills; Relocation; Reptiles; Volunteers;
    • Port St. Joe, FL: It's vital to save every nest possible, however, not all nests contain viable eggs.
    • Sea Turtle egg relocation

    • Oil spills; Relocation; Reptiles; Volunteers;
    • Port St. Joe, FL: Jacob Hill holds the egg as Ashley Daniels pads it with sand so that it will not rotate or shift.
    • Sea Turtle egg relocation

    • Oil spills; Relocation; Reptiles; Volunteers;
    • Port St. Joe, FL: Natalie Williams carefully draws a line on each egg so that she can place it into the crate right side up.

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