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Saving the Sea Turtles

Windmill Beach at U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay is a popular area for female hawksbill and green turtles to nest their eggs. Sea turtles nest their eggs at night and far enough from the shoreline that the tide will not wash away their nesting area.



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This work, Saving the Sea Turtles [Image 1 of 2], by SSG Megan Leuck, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:10.24.2008

Date Posted:11.03.2008 10:54

Photo ID:125858

VIRIN:081017-A-#####-016

Resolution:2100x1391

Size:1.74 MB

Location:GUANTANAMO BAY, CUGlobe

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