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Shannon Secco holds recently-hatched loggerhead sea turtle Aug. 23, 2013, on a beach at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. Natural Resources monitors and protects the sea turtles that come to Tyndall’s beaches to nest. They also compile data for Florida’s monitoring system on these nests including: where the nests are located, what species of turtles laid the nest and how many successfully hatched out of the nest. Secco is a lead biological aide with the 325th Civil Engineering Squadron.

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Photo by: Airman 1st Class Alex Echols |  VIRIN: 130823-F-DY859-005.JPG