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Gulf sands are sea turtles' maternity ward
Nests are hatching now along NW Florida
A mother sea turtle wades onto shore and across the sugar white sand until she finds the right spot to begin digging the hole that will be the incubator for her eggs for the next 60-70 days. Then, she deposits about 100 eggs, covers the nest and then crawls back to her home in the Gulf of Mexico.