Valiant Shield 16: U.S. military cancels beach landing to protect endangered turtles on Tinian

Marine biologists examine a hatched Green Turtle nest at Chulu Beach on the Island of Tinian, Sept. 18, 2016. The endangered Green Turtle egg nest was expected to hatch around the time the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit was scheduled to conduct a boat raid to Chulu beach as part of Exercise Valiant Shield. Valiant Shield is a biennial U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps exercise held in Guam, focusing on real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces at sea, in the air, on land and in cyberspace. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kelsey Dornfeld)

PHOTO BY: Capt. Aaron Moshier
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