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Protecting turtle hatchlings

Volunteers take an inventory of turtle eggs hatched from a nest in Litchfield Beach, South Carolina August 16, 2012. The group secures and marks an average of 100 nests during a season that goes from May through October.

Protecting turtle hatchlings

Volunteers from South Carolina United Turtle Enthusiasts (SCUTE), walk the beaches along SC's coast during nesting season, monitoring the activity of the endangered Loggerhead turtle hatchlings, as they make their way towards the Ocean.