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View Resource Nesting trends (2011) of loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) in South Carolina.

Graph depicting the 2011 nesting trends of loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) in South Carolina. The associated PDF file contains a 2009 report from the South Carolina Department of Natural...

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View Resource Hatchling loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) on a beach in South Carolina

Photo of a hatchling loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) on a beach in South Carolina. Female loggerheads lay their eggs on land and juveniles, such as the one pictured here, migrate from the...

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View Resource Very immature loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) hatchling emerging from its egg.

Photo of a very immature loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) hatchling emerging from its egg. Photo taken along coastal South Carolina.

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View Resource Effects of artificial lighting along a beach on loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta)

Example of artificial lighting along a beach. Artificial lights inhibit the reproduction of loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) in two ways. First, adult females tend to avoid laying their eggs...

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View Resource Juvenile loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) in a plastic pail in South Carolina

Juvenile loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) in a plastic pail in South Carolina. Loggerheads are an endangered species, populations of which are declining in part due to human interference with...

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View Resource Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) hatchery in South Carolina

Image of a loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) hatchery in South Carolina. Nests are placed in an area where they are protected in varying degrees from natural or anthropogenic hazards. Efforts...

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View Resource Hatchling loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) entering the surf on a beach in South Carolina

Photo of a hatchling loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) entering the surf on a beach in South Carolina. After hatching, juvenile sea turtles are guided to the ocean by celestial light...

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