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Turtle Eggs

DNA testing confirmed that the eggs pictured here were those of a loggerhead turtle, a marine reptile species listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. NOAA's Center for Coastal Environmental Health and Biomolecular Research in Charleston, S.C., runs the only laboratory in the country dedicated to the forensic analysis of marine species. Learn more

 

NOS Marine Forensics Program

 

NOAA Center for Coastal Environmental Health and Biomolecular Research

 

NOAA's National Ocean Service

 

(Original source: NOS Image Gallery)

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Taken on March 10, 2011