October 19, 2012
This 1999 photo provided by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, an adult female loggerhead sea turtle returns to the ocean after nesting on a Georgia beach. Georgia wildlife officials are saying for the first time that loggerhead sea turtles are recovering along the state's coast after more than 24 years of ups and downs for the threatened species. Department of Natural Resources biologist Mark Dodd said Thursday the giant turtles laid a record number of nests on Georgia beaches for the third straight year this summer. (AP Photo/Georgia Department of Natural Resources)
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A third straight summer of record nesting indicates the number loggerhead sea turtles hatching on Georgia beaches is rebounding, state wildlife officials said Thursday.