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A newly-hatched loggerhead sea turtle crawls to the water after being released by 325th Civil Engineering Squadron Natural Resources surveyors Aug. 23, 2013 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla.. Natural Resources monitors and protects the sea turtles that come to Tyndall AFB’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.

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Photo by: Airman 1st Class Alex Echols |  VIRIN: 130823-F-DY859-008.JPG