Florence Morning News Newspaper Archives Dec 16 1970, Page 13

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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - December 16, 1970, Florence, South CarolinaThe a protected Nursery area for turtles on Jupiter Island Fla for hatching and then keep and feed the turtles in a protected Pool for several months until they Are big enough to fend for themselves. So far 600 big sea turtles have been tagged. And this year there were eggs in the Luck three quarters of them will have hatched and survived at the end of the season. Hazards facing turtles include raccoons which eat eggs extreme heat of the Sand and erosion. Of several thousand Hearty Young turtles toddle across Al the beaches of Jupiter Island ma., this fall and swim happily out into the Ocean Frank Lund can take a great Deal of the credit. Lund a 20-year-old student at the University of Florida has spent his last two summer vacations living on the Beach tagging Loggerhead and Green turtles and raising their Young out of fear for their possible extraction. Jesse and Mike White and Bruch Williams Bare been helping in this research Experiment whose aim is to determine the nesting habits of sea turtles their populations hazards they face when nesting and percentages which Hatch and return. The boys dig up Turtle eggs take them to a rookery the four students Hope to collect All their findings and publish them later. All this because thirteen years ago a Fisherman Friend happened to give Young Frank Lund a Turtle As a led to his present keen interest in turtles and concern for their survival. Tins week s picture show Yap photographer Jim sturdier. Handfuls of baby turtles in larger than life size pictures newly hatched Loggerhead left and a rare three month old trunk head. Frank Lund left and Jesse White dig for Loggerhead Turtle eggs. Raccoons have already pillaged the eggs in foreground. Freshly dug Loggerhead eggs ready to be taken to the rookery. Three weeks after hatching a glistening and heaving mass of Loggerhead turtles swim in their protected Salt water Pool. Funk Lundt Leicand Jewe the by jeep and to did for Turfle on jul str night team found and Mark Tel Titi. Frank Lund holds a rare Albino Loggerhead. Behind in the specially built Pool Are other Young

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