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Sunrise in Melbourne, FL

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A colorful sunrise appears over the horizon of a calm ocean offshore of Melbourne, Florida. USGS Scientist RC Mickey collects data for location and elevation of sea turtle crawls and associated beach profiles this stretch of coastline. Collected data is used in  a cooperative project with FWC, FWS, USGS, and USFSP aimed at understanding sea turtle nesting behavior in response to beach renourishment with the goal of advising engineers on how to develop more turtle friendly nourishment designs.


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