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I 10 TUESDAY. DECEMBER 6 - THURSDAY. DECEMBER 8, 2011 make their Caribbean w: Thurman s skeptics fro: ning, even fr( Wildlife Ser the eggs wot move. The fil EWS ray to the warm ers. id there have been t the very begin- n the U.S. Fish and ce, which doubted [d survive the first ;t nest was laid too close to the s0oreline; Thurman said the eggs grould not have sur- vived the hit dug up the fi the eggs up they prote( chicken-wir eggs endure and bucket-l( When tern h tide. Volunteers st nest and moved the beach where Led them with a cage. There the Hurricane Irene ds of sand. )eratures dropped in Septembev DNREC officials and MERR Jrolunteers moved the eggs to al climate-controlled room at tt , University of ROB RECTOR PHOTOS Delaware Scl BABY TURTLES REST after emerging from the sand. The babies are expected to ence and Po be taken to North Carolina, where they will be released into the wild for a swim to cated volur warmer waters, checking for justing temp( Sea turtles ,ook like, Betts said, he'll know "I was tru what to look for in the future, who though1 Normally, Thurman said, sea pen," said ]ul Continued from page 1 turtles lay eggs no farther north kilt Beach. than North Carolina. From there, She's now out the window at a time like it's much easier for the baby tur- brating. that," she joked, ties to reach the Gulf Stream and Thurman Thurman said she watched a follow the current south,she had hapt third turtle hatch and wiggle free For that reason, North Caroli- pecially duff of its shell Sunday night, na is the baby turtles' next desti- son. The 194 eggs in the clutch nation. But they won't be swim- "It's life, an made history as the first docu- ruing there, Thurmansaid. In- nurtured an mented nest of green sea turtle stead, a Department of Natural she said. "Liv eggs in Delaware. It's rare for any Resources and Environmental us going." type of sea turtle to nest this far Control van will transport the north along the Delaware shore; three little ones and the eggs that Until this summer no one had haven't hatched, Extra contain- ever seen a green sea turtle nest ers will be brought to hold any in Delaware. new turtles hatched during transportation, a highly probable Turtle or sandcastle? scenario, Thurman said. Cpl. Keith Betts of Cape Hen- Journey has only just begun !open State Park Patrol came up- on the mother sea turtle cover- Plans are to leave Tuesday ing up her nest with sand during morning, Dec. 6, for a facility in his early morning rounds at Her- the Outer Banks that handles sea ring Point. turtle incubation. Baby turtles "All along the beach in the then most likely will be taken by summertime, it's holes and sand- boat out to the Gulf Stream castles, holes and sandcastles," where they will he let free. From he said. "She looked like a sand- there, they will swim to the Sar- castle at first." But now that he gasso. Sea, a plant- and nutrient- filled area where they can rest knows what a freshly made sea turtle nest and sea turtle tracks and fortify themselves as they )i EXCEPT FURNITURE - 30% OFF! Jim shore Longaberger Basket Amish Cabinets Christmas Ornaments > Fri 9:30am - 6pro - 9:30am - 5pro coastal Hwy - Lewes, 302.827.2614 DE 19958 J~ 1 8388 ool of Marine Sci- cy. A dozen dedi- :eers took shifts novement and ad- :amres. one of the ones it might not hap- McCall of Broad- 3ne of those cele- aid she's relieved news to share, es- g the holiday sea- it's something we brought to life," animals help keep To see a li~[e turtleto merrinstitute]org, cam, go Cape Gazette A baby sea turtle inves- tigates its sandy con- tainer Donald J. Foraker, Jr., CPA Certified Public Accountant and Business Advisor It's a great time to get ready for tax season! We can help with Yeai: End Tax Planning, Quickbooks Set-up, Bookkeeping, Business Advice for All Entities... and more! Located at 19606 Coastal Hwy, Rehoboth Beach (800)748-0354 Do You Experience ... Back & Neck Pain? Tension in the Shoulders? Headaches? Insomnia? Poor Digestion? Numbness & Tingling in the Arms? Leg & Foot Pain? Specializing In... dief from Pain, Stress, Tension, Fatigue, Insomnia Back Acupressure Hot Stone Bodywork Foot Reflexology Chinese Herbal Foot Bath Gift Certificates, Couples~Friends. Walk.ins Welcome Open 7 Days a Week lOam- 6pm 19323 Lighthouse Plaza Blvd., Unit 6, Behind QMC on Rt. 1, Rehoboth Beach 302-226-8868 @:~:"