The people running the turtle preserve watch for turtles coming ashore and laying their eggs. Then they dig up the eggs and move them to the safety of a fenced area where they rebury them, marking the number of eggs and the probable date of hatching. When they hatch they put the baby turtles into sea water for twenty four hours before releasing them into the sea at night. Night because there are less predators to eat them right away. After visiting with the turtles we went boating on a huge lagoon and finished with the botanical gardens at the university. A very enjoyable trip!!
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