Baby American crocodiles hatch at Fla. power plant
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — It's hatchling season for American crocodiles and while the species is imperiled overall, mother and baby crocs are thriving in the swamp surrounding a South Florida nuclear power plant.
During the rainy season that comes at this time of year, young crocodiles hatch, leave their nests and try not to become prey to other crocs before they become full-grown predators. It's also the time when biologist Mario Aldecoa goes out to catch the hatchlings, mark them for a lifetime of scientific tracking and then release them back into the waters that surround the Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant.
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