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Byline: Tabatha Barham STAFF WRITER
Two cages used to help protect loggerhead sea-turtle nests from harm were knocked over and crushed on Caspersen Beach.
Members of the Manasota Key Turtle Patrol think the incidents, the last of which was discovered Sunday, were the result of all-terrain vehicles being illegally driven on the beach at night.
One of the nests was found and recaged. But turtle-patrol volunteers have not been able to find the other nest, where the eggs had begun hatching. Loggerhead nests contain an average of 100 eggs.
"I'm just hoping there weren't any babies left in the bottom of the nest," said Deurita Wieczorek as she …