Thursday, November 28, 2013

Sea Turtle Egg Collection

Photos in this album illustrate the procedure uses by USFWS personnel when collecting eggs from a sea turtle nest.  Once collected, the eggs are sent to a hatching facility.  After the hatchlings emerge from the eggs, they are released to return to the Gulf of Mexico.

The Sea Turtle Patrol is an ongoing project sponsored by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, administered by San Bernard NWR staff.  The following personnel are shown in the following photos:
•    Danielle Robisheaux, Turtle Patrol Coordinator for the 2013 breeding season. 
•    Curtis Jones, Assistant Manager, San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge.

Photos by Patty Brinkmeyer, Park Supervisor, Quintana Beach County Park.