Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

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Ovigerous Female

Egg-bearing females are called ovigerous. These eggs are orange because they still have a lot of yolk.


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Along the Florida coast from 1990 to 2011, sea turtles annually made between 51,000 and 93,000 nests.

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