Hurricane Dorian eroded long stretches of beaches when it pounded Florida’s eastern seashore, exposing clusters of sea turtle eggs.
But experts say beachgoers who come across the eggs should not be too concerned because the turtle population has been so strong this year.
Over the next days and weeks, the Sea Turtle Preservation Society will be conducting sweeps of Florida beaches to gather information.
Another good omen for the turtles is that there have not been any widespread reports of the storm dumping sargassum seaweed on the beaches. The tiny turtles that manage to make it out to sea sometimes get swept back onto beaches by clinging to the seaweed.