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Turtle nesting beach

This 23-mile-long beach hosts the largest green turtle rookery in the Western Hemisphere. Only official tours are allowed on the beach when turtles lay eggs at night, and photography is not permitted. I have found a video - http://youtu.be/IbIPJYU3Uv0?t=10s – where you can see the process, and the album shows what one can see on the beach in the morning: turtle tracks, black vultures hunting for eggs, etc.

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Sunrise on Tortuguero beach
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Sunrise on Tortuguero beach
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Tracks left by turtles returning to the sea after they lay eggs
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Tracks left by turtles returning to …
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Green turtle tracks
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Green turtle tracks
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Green turtle nest
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Green turtle nest
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Fresh turtle tracks at sunrise
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Fresh turtle tracks at sunrise
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Black vultures are at the beach early to hunt for fresh eggs.
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Black vultures are at the beach earl…
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Destroyed turtle nest
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Destroyed turtle nest
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Egg from a destroyed turtle nest
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Egg from a destroyed turtle nest
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Black vulture hunting for eggs
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Black vulture hunting for eggs
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Black vulture
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Black vulture
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Black vulture tracks next to turtle tracks
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Black vulture tracks next to turtle …
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Black vulture hunting for eggs
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Black vulture hunting for eggs
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Green turtle tracks
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Green turtle tracks
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DSC 1278
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DSC 1284
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Green turtle tracks
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Green turtle tracks
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A turtle nest on the beach
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A turtle nest on the beach
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Short-billed pigeons (?) in a tree on the beach
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Short-billed pigeons (?) in a tree o…
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Short-billed pigeon (?)
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Short-billed pigeon (?)
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A kiskadee
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A kiskadee
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A sandpiper?
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A sandpiper?
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DSC 1312
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DSC 1305
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DSC 1311
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Beach Morning-glory (Ipomoea pes-caprae)
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Beach Morning-glory (Ipomoea pes-cap…
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Fresh turtle tracks on the beach
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Fresh turtle tracks on the beach
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Fresh turtle tracks
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Fresh turtle tracks
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An exhibit at the Sea Turtle Conservancy Museum
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An exhibit at the Sea Turtle Conserv…
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