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Photo gallery: Saving the loggerhead sea turtles

Published on Aug 22, 2012 5:34 PM

(REUTERS) - Images from South Carolina where volunteers were actively helping newly hatched loggerhead sea turtles along Litchfield Beach. South Carolina United Turtle Enthusiasts (SCUTE), is a group of volunteers dedicated to sea turtle conservation in Georgetown and Horry counties. 

Turtle volunteers walk the area's beaches along South Carolina's coast daily during the nesting season, looking for signs of turtle activity and keeping tabs on the progress of the endangered species of turtles that lay their eggs along the coast.