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Tammie Averso finds a baby sea turtle while digging up a nest on Friday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Longboat Key Turtle Watch Nest Opening

Saturday, Jul. 27, 2013 | Tammie Averso finds a baby sea turtle while digging up a nest on Friday.

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Tammie Averso checks again to make sure there are no more eggs in the nest.
PHOTO GALLERY: Longboat Key Turtle Watch Nest Opening

Saturday, Jul. 27, 2013 | Tammie Averso checks again to make sure there are no more eggs in the nest.

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71 hatched eggs, including 2 baby sea turtles, and 45 un-hatched eggs were found in the nest.
PHOTO GALLERY: Longboat Key Turtle Watch Nest Opening

Saturday, Jul. 27, 2013 | 71 hatched eggs, including 2 baby sea turtles, and 45 un-hatched eggs were found in the nest.

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Brothers, Noah and Luca Hounsfield on vacation from England get to experience a sea turtle nest opening for the first time.
PHOTO GALLERY: Longboat Key Turtle Watch Nest Opening

Saturday, Jul. 27, 2013 | Brothers, Noah and Luca Hounsfield on vacation from England get to experience a sea turtle nest opening for the first time.

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A baby sea turtle is brought out of the nest.
PHOTO GALLERY: Longboat Key Turtle Watch Nest Opening

Saturday, Jul. 27, 2013 | A baby sea turtle is brought out of the nest.

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Spectators listen to Cyndi Seamon’s instructions and explanation of what will happen during the nest opening.
PHOTO GALLERY: Longboat Key Turtle Watch Nest Opening

Saturday, Jul. 27, 2013 | Spectators listen to Cyndi Seamon’s instructions and explanation of what will happen during the nest opening.

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Cyndi Seamon talks to the crowd about sea turtles and the nest opening.
PHOTO GALLERY: Longboat Key Turtle Watch Nest Opening

Saturday, Jul. 27, 2013 | Cyndi Seamon talks to the crowd about sea turtles and the nest opening.

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Tammie Averso begins to open the nest.
PHOTO GALLERY: Longboat Key Turtle Watch Nest Opening

Saturday, Jul. 27, 2013 | Tammie Averso begins to open the nest.

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Young spectators patiently wait for the nest opening to begin.
PHOTO GALLERY: Longboat Key Turtle Watch Nest Opening

Saturday, Jul. 27, 2013 | Young spectators patiently wait for the nest opening to begin.

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Spectators waiting for the sea turtles to be released.
PHOTO GALLERY: Longboat Key Turtle Watch Nest Opening

Saturday, Jul. 27, 2013 | Spectators waiting for the sea turtles to be released.

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Bev Darvin Cwerner, Ruth Darvin, Howard Darvin, Andrew Darvin, Amy Darvin, Sarah Cwerner, Cayla Cwerner, Hannah Bobek and Sharon Unatin
PHOTO GALLERY: Longboat Key Turtle Watch Nest Opening

Saturday, Jul. 27, 2013 | Bev Darvin Cwerner, Ruth Darvin, Howard Darvin, Andrew Darvin, Amy Darvin, Sarah Cwerner, Cayla Cwerner, Hannah Bobek and Sharon Unatin

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Tammie Averso gets ready to open the nest.
PHOTO GALLERY: Longboat Key Turtle Watch Nest Opening

Saturday, Jul. 27, 2013 | Tammie Averso gets ready to open the nest.

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Sam Digiammarino counts the hatched and un-hatched eggs.
PHOTO GALLERY: Longboat Key Turtle Watch Nest Opening

Saturday, Jul. 27, 2013 | Sam Digiammarino counts the hatched and un-hatched eggs.

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Sam Digiammarino gets in position for the nest opening.
PHOTO GALLERY: Longboat Key Turtle Watch Nest Opening

Saturday, Jul. 27, 2013 | Sam Digiammarino gets in position for the nest opening.

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The crowd watches as Tammie Averso opens the nest.
PHOTO GALLERY: Longboat Key Turtle Watch Nest Opening

Saturday, Jul. 27, 2013 | The crowd watches as Tammie Averso opens the nest.

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Tammie Averso digs deep into the nest.
PHOTO GALLERY: Longboat Key Turtle Watch Nest Opening

Saturday, Jul. 27, 2013 | Tammie Averso digs deep into the nest.

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Spectators waiting for the sea turtles to be released.
PHOTO GALLERY: Longboat Key Turtle Watch Nest Opening

Saturday, Jul. 27, 2013 | Spectators waiting for the sea turtles to be released.

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After retrieving all of the contents, Tammie Averso takes the measurements of the nest.
PHOTO GALLERY: Longboat Key Turtle Watch Nest Opening

Saturday, Jul. 27, 2013 | After retrieving all of the contents, Tammie Averso takes the measurements of the nest.

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More than 400 spectators gather at the shore to watch as the baby sea turtles are led to the ocean.
PHOTO GALLERY: Longboat Key Turtle Watch Nest Opening

Saturday, Jul. 27, 2013 | More than 400 spectators gather at the shore to watch as the baby sea turtles are led to the ocean.

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The line of spectators extends into the ocean as they wait to watch the turtles get released.
PHOTO GALLERY: Longboat Key Turtle Watch Nest Opening

Saturday, Jul. 27, 2013 | The line of spectators extends into the ocean as they wait to watch the turtles get released.

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