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Public Domain Picture: Turtle Eggs avoid Gulf Oil Danger

By: U.S. Air Force photo/Lance Cheung, Courtesy: US Air Force
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Turtle Eggs avoid Gulf Oil Danger
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Turtle Eggs avoid Gulf Oil Danger
Sunrises as biologists at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., begin packing two coolers with 112 Loggerhead sea turtle eggs on August 9, 2010. Because of the very delicate nature of the embryo, extreme care will be taken to transport them to the Atlantic coast, to a controlled climate facility where they will be allowed to hatch in the cooler. Wildlife technicians will then release them into the ocean free from the threat of encountering oil from the spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
U.S. Air Force photo/Lance Cheung
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World War II had been over for two years and the Korean War lay three years ahead when the Air Force ended a 40-year association with the U.S. Army to become a separate service. The Department of the Air Force was created when President Harry S Truman signed the National Security Act of 1947.
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