“She chose a rather poor spot to lay her eggs, where the sand was quite hard, and so I made the call to help,” he said. “As she tried to dig with the short stub [of her flipper], I reached in and dug for her.”
After the mother turtle laid her eggs, she packed the nest with sand and made a beeline for the ocean.
While the turtle won’t be around to see her babies hatch, George and his team will do everything they can to make sure the eggs are well taken care of. After the mother laid her eggs, the team moved them to a protected hatchery to ensure they make it to the ocean.