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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Saturday, Jul. 27, 2013 |

The crowd watches as Tammie Averso opens the nest.

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Tammie Averso digs deep into the nest.

Saturday, Jul. 27, 2013 |

Tammie Averso digs deep into the nest.

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Spectators waiting for the sea turtles to be released.

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.

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.

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.

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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