Several freshly laid sea turtle eggs lay buried in the sand at Parkshore Beach on June 15, 2011.  Maura Kraus has worked with Collier County Parks and Recreation and the Sea Turtle Protection Program for nearly 28 years.  Kraus is issues a specific stretch of beach that she monitors for new nests and observes the conditions of already marked nests.  The number of nesting site is high this season in comparison to seasons past, which is a good indication that numbers are increasing.  Nesting season also started earlier this year with the first nest being found on April 27, about a week earlier than prior years.  The traditional nesting season for the sea turtles starts the first week in May and goes through August and the hatching season continues well into October.  The egg in normal conditions will hatch approximately 60 days from the laying of the eggs.  Manuel Martinez/Staff

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Several freshly laid sea turtle eggs lay buried in the sand at Parkshore Beach on June 15, 2011. Maura Kraus has worked with Collier County Parks and Recreation and the Sea Turtle Protection Program for nearly 28 years. Kraus is issues a specific stretch of beach that she monitors for new nests and observes the conditions of already marked nests. The number of nesting site is high this season in comparison to seasons past, which is a good indication that numbers are increasing. Nesting season also started earlier this year with the first nest being found on April 27, about a week earlier than prior years. The traditional nesting season for the sea turtles starts the first week in May and goes through August and the hatching season continues well into October. The egg in normal conditions will hatch approximately 60 days from the laying of the eggs. Manuel Martinez/Staff

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