Police Officer Saves Nearly 100 Baby Sea Turtles in Florida

August 12, 2013 by  
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Police officers are sworn to serve and protect the members of their community. For some cops, this extends even to the non-human residents under their watch. As he was patrolling the Lido Beach Resort in South Florida on Saturday August, 3 around 1 am, Officer Derek Conley spotted a group of baby sea turtles clustered around the hotel’s front door. A passerby told him that there were more of the obviously confused hatchlings in the parking lot. After calling the area’s two marine rescue groups, Conley—along with several guests—collected almost 900 babies into a box, and led them to the ocean. He even stopped traffic on several occasions to chauffeur his shelled charges into their rightful home in the nearby Gulf of Mexico . Read the rest of Police Officer Saves Nearly 100 Baby Sea Turtles in Florida Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: baby sea turtle , conservation , endangered species , florida , gulf of mexico , hatchling , lido beach resort hotel , officer derek conley , parking lot , police officer , sarasota , sea turtle conservancy        

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Police Officer Saves Nearly 100 Baby Sea Turtles in Florida

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