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8,000 Sea Turtle Nests Washed Out by Dorian in Florida: Survey

But the turtles aren't doomed

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    8,000 Sea Turtle Nests Washed Out by Dorian in Florida: Survey
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    Scientists say Hurricane Dorian washed out to sea more than 8,000 sea turtle nests from a Florida wildlife refuge.

    The University of Central Florida said Friday that a recent survey conducted at the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge in Melbourne Beach shows the storm that brushed Florida's east coast earlier this month washed away 45% of green turtle nests.

    Researchers say other turtle species dodged a bullet because the peak of their seasons passed before the storm, unlike green turtles. Dorian washed away 20% or 2,260 of the loggerhead nests from this season, and one leatherback nest.

    But the turtles aren't doomed. Scientists have already seen more than 400 new green turtle nests since Dorian.

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