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  1. One scientist wonders about where the leatherbacks spend their growing-up years and calls this mystery a "real head-scratcher."
  2. Kate Mansfield is trying to figure out what those threats are by attaching miniature tracking instruments to young loggerheads.
  3. Index counts are done during a 109-day window, which means the counts from the period may be smaller than the annual totals.
  4. Irregular nest counts amongst the sea turtle population continue to baffle and concern scientists even though federal protections are in place to help them make a comeback.
  5. Green turtles, for example, have wowed researchers with their growing preference for Florida beaches.
  6. "We don't know why they went down, and we don't know why they are coming back," Meylan said. "That makes us a little bit more cautious."