Be Britt

September 21, 2014

Loggerhead sea turtles are ready to hatch on my beach!

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Sea turtles are fascinating creatures! We have lots of sea turtle nests here on our beach that are just about ready to hatch! I’m very excited and check our nests everyday to look for signs of hatchlings.
There are seven types of sea turtles still living….
They are The Green sea turtle, Hawksbill, Leatherback, Flatback, Loggerhead, Kemp Ridley and Olive Ridley. Here on the west cost of Florida we normally have Loggerhead sea turtles but sometimes we have Kemp Ridley sea turtles hatch!!!
Sea turtles can live from 50 to 80 years old.
Sea turtles lay around 100 eggs in a nest and only one out of 1,000 makes it to be a adult!

Loggerhead seaturtle tracks

Loggerhead seaturtle tracks


After the mom sea turtle lays her eggs, it takes about 60 days before they are ready to hatch.

Here is a picture of baby sea turtles hatching!!!

Hatching Sea turtles

Hatching Sea turtles

Sea turtle eggs are about the size of a Ping pong ball.image

Baby loggerhead just hatched from egg and ready for release

Baby loggerhead just hatched from egg and ready for release

Adult loggerhead sea turtle

Adult loggerhead sea turtle

Digging up a nest 3 days after live hatchlings emerged

Digging up a nest 3 days after live hatchlings emerged

Baby sea turtles that did not survive

Baby sea turtles that did not survive

Eggs in the nest that did not hatch

Eggs in the nest that did not hatch

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