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  • Leatherback sea turtles choose nest sites carefully, study finds

    Female leatherback sea turtles travel great distances to return to their natal beaches to lay eggs. A new study examines how they choose their nesting sites.

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  • Editor’s notes:

    To reach Mark Mitchell, email

    The paper “Evaluating environmental and climatic influences on nesting in leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) in St. Kitts, West Indies” is available online or from the U. of I. News Bureau.