It's been a good year for sea turtles on the Georgia coast. Scientists have found 2,022 nests so far, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
The vast majority of the nests belonged to loggerheads, but researchers have also turned up five green turtle nests and one leatherback nest. All three species are protected by the state and federal government.
The nesting season is tapering off now, but the Georgia DNR believes this will end up being a recording-breaking year, topping 2013's record of 2,289 nests.