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    • 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: 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: Specially designed contraptions used to carry sea turtle eggs that have been placed in Styrofoam coolers.
    • 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; 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: A crate containing sea turtle eggs is slowly loaded into its carrier.
    • Sea Turtle egg relocation

    • Oil spills; Relocation; Reptiles; Volunteers;
    • Port St. Joe, FL: USFWS biologist Lorna Patrick uses stakes that were used to mark the nest to fashion handles for carrying a cooler containing sea turtle eggs.
    • Sea Turtle egg relocation

    • Oil spills; Relocation; Reptiles; Volunteers;
    • Port St. Joe, FL: USFWS biologist Lorna Patrick uses stakes that were used to mark the nest to fashion handles for carrying a cooler containing sea turtle eggs.
    • Sea Turtle egg relocation

    • Oil spills; Relocation; Reptiles; Volunteers;
    • Port St. Joe, FL: The temperature in this cooler must be monitored by a thermometer, which is installed after filling in the first layer of eggs.
    • Sea Turtle egg relocation

    • Oil spills; Relocation; Reptiles; Volunteers;
    • Port St. Joe, FL: Seth Farris and Jacob Hill (University of Florida) carry the sea turtle eggs from the first nest in a contraption that looks very Romanesque!
    • Sea Turtle egg relocation

    • Oil spills; Relocation; Reptiles; Volunteers;
    • Port St. Joe, FL: Upon excavating this nest, biologists knew that there were no healthy eggs in the batch. These eggs were crushed prior to excavation.
    • Sea Turtle egg relocation

    • Oil spills; Relocation; Reptiles; Volunteers;
    • Port St. Joe, FL: Two nests were supposed to be relocated on the 16th. Unfortunately, the second nest contained eggs not viable. This happened naturally and could be due to a number of factors.
    • 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: Another marked nest on the beach at Port St. Joe.
    • Sea Turtle egg relocation

    • Oil spills; Relocation; Reptiles; Volunteers; Employees (USFWS); Service patch;
    • Port St. Joe, FL: USFWS biologist Lorna Patrick advises graduate students who assist with sea turtle egg relocation.

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