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Old 08-12-2010, 10:45 AM   #1
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400 baby sea turtles released at Playalinda Beach | VIDEO
By Andrew Knapp
Florida Today
August 3, 2010

400 baby sea turtles released at Playalinda Beach | VIDEO | floridatoday.com | FLORIDA TODAY
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State and federal biologists released 400 hatchlings at Playalinda Beach on Monday night, hours after the sea turtles were born at an incubation site at Kennedy Space Center.

Since early July, thousands of eggs of loggerhead, leatherback, green and Kemp's Ridley sea turtles have been collected from Gulf of Mexico beaches in Florida and Alabama, then shipped via FedEx to KSC. On the night they hatch into a temperature-controlled environment inside a blockhouse on the northern end of the spaceport, the turtles are delicately taken to the beach and released well after sunset...
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Old 08-12-2010, 11:15 AM   #2
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Excellent story! I hope those little turtles make it. Being relocated to a totally different body of water is going to be difficult.
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