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Hatchling saved at IRC Sea turtle nesting dig

Hatchling saved at IRC Sea turtle nesting digphoto credit; Marlen Hurter

Hatchling saved at IRC Sea turtle nesting dig.

The Indian River County Sea Turtle Program led a sea turtle nesting dig Saturday, July 8, 2017, It happened on the Sexton Plaza Beach in Vero Beach. More then 90% of the turtles hatched three days before the dig.

Hatchling saved at IRC Sea turtle nesting dig photo credit; Marlen Hurter

Hatchling saved at IRC Sea turtle nesting dig
photo credit; Marlen Hurter

sea turtle dig vero photo credit: Marlen Hurter

sea turtle dig vero photo credit: Marlen Hurter

The little turtle heads towards the ocean photo credit: Marlen Hurter

The little turtle heads towards the ocean photo credit: Marlen Hurter

The purpose of of such digs is to make sure there are no hatchlings stuck in the nest, record data relating to the nest, and to educate the public on sea turtles

The  first Turtle Dig was a huge success and they were able to save 1 lone hatchling.  112 people  showed up to learn more about sea turtles.

For more great photos from Marlen go to her Facebook Page

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