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by m. timothy o'keefe
Adult sea turtles are sizable animals: Even the smallest weighs between 200 and 300 pounds while others grow twice this size. The opportunity to closely approach such a large creature on its own grounds, without the slightest danger, is remarkable. To do it when the creature is nesting is extraordinary. You'll find no better place in the world to see nesting sea turtles than Florida's Atlantic beaches. The only other comparable beaches are half a world away, in the Gulf of Oman.
photo courtesy of Florida Parks Service