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Okay – this is off topic for this week… but I just had to share the first turtle crawl that happened this past week on our beach. We are blessed to live where the sea turtles nest every year. In fact, let than 6 blocks from our house is the Space Coast Turtle Preservation Society.

 

Today’s Quiz!

What kind of turtle was this? Loggerhead or Green Turtle?

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This is what a loggerhead turtle looks like. (No, we didn't get a picture of the one nesting. They come ashore at night.)

This is what a loggerhead turtle looks like. (No, we didn’t get a picture of the one nesting. They come ashore at night.)

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More good news is that this Momma actually laid her eggs. At least, it looks like this was a successful crawl! When they come up and then turn around without “laying”, it is called a False Crawl. That’s a bad thing. If a turtle has a certain number of tries, she then loses the eggs in the ocean. A real problem when well-intentioned gawkers scare or distract the turtles coming onshore.
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Now that I’m thinking about it… this does fit with this week’s topic. Mothers of famous people. And today I am talking about the mother of the very famous “Sea Turtles”.

Everybody enjoy their week.