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Baby Sea Turtles!!

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Our hawksbill eggs have finally hatched!  On average, the incubation period lasts around 60 days. After the incubation period, two-inch (five-centimeter) hatchlings emerge as a group. Hatchlings use the bright, open view of the night sky over the water to find their way to the sea.

By the time they reach 14 inches (35 centimeters) in length, hawksbills tend to move onto reef habitat. They are believed to begin breeding about 25 to 35 years later at which point the females will return to their natal beach and lay their eggs.

Safe journey my little friends and we hope to see you upon your return visit to Tom Owens in 30 years to begin the cycle again!!

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