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Sea Turtle Nests Survive Tropical Weather

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The torrential rains from Tropical Storm Debbie and the recent high surf and beach erosion from Hurricane Isaac have threatened sea turtle nests along Panama City Beach.  Lynda Yates, a Panama City Beach turtle watcher says between Debbie and Isaac 14 nests have been lost.  However, over 1,100 hatchlings have reached the water this season.  The most common species of sea turtle in Panama City Beach is the loggerhead turtle which is an endangered species.  If you see sea turtle hatchlings on the beach, turtle watchers urge you to call the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission at 888-404-3923.