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Green sea turtles, once served in soup with a splash of sherry, overcame a hurricane and another hot summer to produce a record South Florida nesting season. Sea turtle nesting season officially ended Tuesday, with the suspension of rules restricting beach lighting that could disorient newly hatched turtles. For months, thousands of female greens made nighttime crawls up beaches around Florida to dig holes in the sand and lay more than 100 eggs the size of ping-pong balls.

Source: Sun-Sentinel.com

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