Monday, August 06, 2012

Loggerhead Turtles

Yesterday afternoon Lou Ann posted an essay, photos, and four short videos of her experience late Thursday afternoon with a National Park Service ranger excavating a loggerhead turtle nest. If you have ever wondered when and how the rangers unearth the nests, examine the eggs, and release the tardy youngsters, take a look at Lou Ann's post. You can click on the link below.

Photo courtesy of Lou Ann Homan

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  1. Anonymous9:13 AM

    Does the ranger try to feed the hatch-lings?

  2. I was curious about that too...

  3. Anonymous9:34 AM

    Interesting that "they" are so gifted to be able to excavate, and examine their nests without disturbing them. Yet, a SUV driving within 1000 feet of the nest damages it and kills innocent turtles.

    I'm all for saving the turtles, but something is fishy about that...

  4. suzanne5:20 PM

    Lou Ann thank you so much for posting the videos!!! I really enjoyed seeing the little fellow make it to the ocean.

  5. Anonymous7:31 PM

    Always amazing....thanks!