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Loggerhead sea turtle nesting on Cumberland Island, Georgia

Loggerhead sea turtle nesting on Cumberland Island, Georgia

Based on findings from a study looking at the interactions of ants with sea turtle nests, researchers recommend leaving a 1-meter buffer zone between dune vegetation and the sea turtle nest when relocating a nest, to avoid potential negative effects of ant presence, which their data shows is correlated with reduced nest-emergence success for turtle hatchlings. (Photo courtesy of Charles Braman)

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