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Long Caye Loggerhead Hatchlings

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Hatchlings
Our Marine Biologist, Edgar Gonzalez, checking a recently hatched nest at the beach in Long Caye. A total of 53 loggerhead hatchlings made it out.
Did you Know?
Jaws
Loggerhead sea turtles, named for their relatively large heads, have powerful jaws for cracking hard-shelled prey like whelks and conchs.
Nesting
Loggerhead Turtle nesting season runs from May to September.
Survival
On the beach hatchlings most escape natural predators like birds, crabs, raccoons and seabirds and fish. Few survive to adulthood, with estimates ranging from one in 1,000 to one in 10,000.
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