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Volunteers To Help Sea Turtles

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This is the time of year when endangered sea-turtle nests are hatching, and volunteers in Virginia are trying to make sure hatchlings survive.

Endangered green sea turtles are among the largest in the world. Their shells get to be 5 feet long. But when the babies hatch out from under the sand, they're tiny, and easy picking for raccoons, gulls and crabs.

Volunteers at the Back Bay Wildlife Refuge and False Cape State Park in Virginia Beach will try to prevent that from happening starting August 15. They'll monitor nest sites for evidence of raccoons or other predators.

Virginia Beach is one of the northernmost points for green sea turtle nests as well as threatened loggerhead turtles. Turtles come ashore to lay eggs in early and mid-summer.

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