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Scientists: Hurricane destroyed many sea turtle nests in Archie Carr NWR, elsewhere in Florida

In addition to wiping out homes and businesses, Hurricane Irma swept away a large number of sea turtle nests as it tore across Florida last month.


The state is a center of sea turtle nesting, and this year was developing into a very encouraging year for the endangered leatherback turtles, the threatened loggerheads and green turtles, said Kate Mansfield, a marine scientist and sea turtle biologist at the University of Central Florida. The hurricane suddenly dashed those hopes.


https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/06/science/hurricane-florida-sea-turtle-nests-irma.html

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