New York City's turtles

June to July is turtle nesting season. The little guys need some help from humans to make sure eggs have a chance to hatch, experts say. While this oppressive heat may be too much for people, diamondback terrapins tend to like it. Dr. Russell Burke is a biologist who spends his summers at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Queens studying the turtle population. You can find the reptiles in the salt marshes but come June and July the females make their way to the fields to nest.

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