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Dozens of sea turtle nests destroyed, scattered on beach by Hurricane Matthew

More than 50 miles of Florida coastline had reports of sea turtle nests that were destroyed by Hurricane Matthew Friday, October 7, 2016. (WPEC)

More than 50 miles of Florida beaches were littered with sea turtle nests that were destroyed by Hurricane Matthew.

People walked outside Friday morning to find dozens of sea turtles, and their eggs all over the shoreline.

The debris was spotted from Jensen Beach to Boynton Beach.

In Singer Island, people could barely walk a few feet without running into a nest or its remnants.

Loggerhead Marinelife Center said any eggs that made contact with salt water are unfortunately not viable.

If a hatchling is still alive, they advise to bring it to their center. A cooler is outside designed as a rescue drop-off for the animals.

The center said the hatching season ends October 31, and believes the loss won't have a huge impact on the population.


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