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Every Turtle Counts on the North Carolina Coast

Every Turtle Counts on the North Carolina Coast

Posted on Friday, June 14, 2013

Hundreds of sea turtles come ashore in North Carolina each summer on a journey mapped before they were born. These loggerheads, leatherbacks, ridleys and green sea turtles lay eggs by the hundred, then return to the sea. Thousands of hatchlings emerge and follow their instincts across the ocean miles — and possibly back to the same beach to lay eggs of their own. The odds are against them. Animal and human raiders target the eggs...

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