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ST. CROIX - AUG 15: National Park Service turtle researcher Juan Rodriguez digs his arm down into the sand as far as he can searching for a clutch of turtle eggs as fellow resercher Amber Avestruz looks towards the water off the coast of Buck Island in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin. Islands on August 15, 2008. The eggs are buried deep in the sand by the mother turtle to protect her babies from predators until they are hatched, yet sometimes hatchlings are not strong enough to dig their way up and out after exiting the egg, and need help from turtle volunteers. (Photo by Landon Nordeman)