Dog Sniffs Out Sea Turtle Nests to Help Save Them

The first step in protecting sea turtle nests is finding them, but to us, these nests often look simply like piles of sand.

That’s why dogs like Captain Ron, a 2-year-old pocket beagle, are trained to sniff these nests out.

Captain Ron’s sensitive nose can detect the thin layer of mucus left on eggs buried in the sand, and once a sea turtle nest is located, the area is marked so it can remain undisturbed.

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