Number One Turtle Question!

posted: August 10, 2022, 2:31 PM

The #1 turtle question asked on the beach...."when is it going to hatch?"
We don't really know, but one of the biggest "hints" is when a nest gets a DEPRESSION. This is when the center of the nest starts to cave in. This is caused by the eggs underneath breaking open and the sand falling into the hole. When this happens we know the turtles are beginning to move around underneath. Will they hatch soon? We don't know, sometimes it takes 30 minutes after a depression happens and sometimes three days. But, when they do boil, it is just amazing!
**This conservation work for protected sea turtles on Holden Beach is authorized by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission (ES Permit 22ST11)**

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