This year, the eight-month egg laying season in turtles was one of the best in history, especially in Palm Beach County, says Charles Manier, director of research and rehabilitation at the Loggerhead Center for the Study of Sea Turtles.
1. After midnight, leathery back into the water, laying eggs on Singer Island. This year there were 322 nests of leatherback turtles, and 100 of them were in Palm Beach County.
2 An observer from the Center for the Study of Sea Turtles, Loggerhead, rides an all-terrain vehicle to Juneau Beach to search for nesting places for leatherback leather turtles. Every spring, the center sends biologists and technicians to the 11-mile stretch of beach between Jupiter Inlet and Lake Wors Inlet for documenting and exploring turtles on the verge of extinction.
3. The green turtle made a nest right at the bottom of the ladder leading to the beach at Coral Cove Park in Techvest. 25,553 nests of green turtles were counted on the beaches under control - this is two times the previous count, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, which collects data on the nesting of turtles. Of these, 3,712 nests were found on local beaches.
four . The loggerhead turtle comes out of the ocean to lay eggs, and two boys go fishing near Juneau Beach. There were 6,564 loggerhead turtles on the local beaches.
five . The green turtle makes a nest under the branch on Singer Island.
6. White pegs indicate the location of the nests of three green turtles. Orange pegs are secondary markers for nests located closer to the shore and which can be washed away. “CM” is the abbreviation used for green turtles, “DC” for leatherback turtles and “CC” for loggerhead turtles.
7. Tourists illegally shine flashlights on the nest. They want to find a clutch of sea turtles on the island of Singer. It is against the law to touch or disturb sea turtles, calves or their nests. Light can cause an interruption in egg laying, while other sea turtles can be confused by the lights on the beach.
8. Leatherback turtle lays eggs on the beach at Golf Club Simenol, in Juneau Beach. Eggs are lit with red light that does not bother turtles.
9. Using a red light, biologist Kelly Martin records measurements of Electra Turtles 1.7 meters long, nesting on the beach behind Golf Club Simenol, in Juneau Beach.
ten.A green turtle rises from the nest after laying eggs on the beach at Coral Cove Park in Tekvest.
11. The green turtle returns to the sea after laying eggs for placement on the beach in Coral Cove Park in Takvest.
12. A bird eats a turtle egg after being washed out of the sand by a wave on the beach at Coral Cove Park, Tekvest.
13. Turtle eggs are visible along the coastline. They were washed in a high wave of sand.
14. The bird carries a little bug in its beak at sunset in the north of Korel Cove Park in Tekvest.
15. A full moon illuminates the beach, providing perfect lighting so that the young can reach the ocean.
16. Turtle cub loggerhead climbs out of the nest on the beach Coral Cove Park in Tekvest.
17. A loggerhead turtle crawling through shells on its way to the ocean.
18. Three small turtles crawled to the surf after leaving their nest on the beach Coral Cove Park in Techvest.
19. Footprints remain in the sand after turtles crawl out of their nests and crawl to the ocean in Coral Cove Park in Tвестkvest.
20. Loggerhead Sarah Thomas, a research center for sea turtles, is digging a turtle's nest in Coral Cove Park. Three days after the first turtles crawl out, technicians dig up nests to free those turtles,who could not escape, recount the empty shells and write the data.
21. Loggerhead turtles from the nature center of Gumbo Limbo are waiting to be released to go to the sea grass in the Gulf Stream to the north. Young Loggerhead turtles from the nature center Gumbo Limbo are waiting to be released in order to go to the sea grass in the Gulf Stream to the north.
22. An albino green turtle is waiting to be released into the ocean.
23. Cubs of the green turtle are waiting to be released into the Atlantic Ocean in the Boca Raton area. Coast Guard officials helped Melanie Stadler, a marine scientist from the nature center of Gumbo Limbo, to release nearly 500 little sea turtles into the seagrass.
24. The Green Turtle Cub swims in the tank of the Loggerhead study center at Juneau Beach, after its rescue on the beach. He will be taken on a boat to release to the Gulf Stream.
25. Sea Turtle Specialists Melanie Stadler and David Anderson of Natural Cent from Gumbo Limbo released almost 500 sea turtles into the ocean near Boca Raton. The Coast Guard delivered 311 loggerheads and 194 green turtles to be released into the sea.
26. A student at Atlantic University in Florida, Natasha Varraych, along with fellow student Genis Alvarado, holds turtles.The picture was taken by underwater photographer Jim Abernathy during the release of loggerheads and green turtles, which were used in research projects in the marine biology program at the university.