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Leatherback Nest 2010

Pictures from the only Leatherback Turtle to nest on Holden Beach in the 21 year history of our program. She was over 6 feet from flipper to flipper and estimated to be over 900 pounds! She laid 70 eggs with about 30 decoy eggs which is normal for this species. What a rare and wonderful happening! We had 59 babies get to the water eggs which is a good hatch rate for a Leatherback.


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Leatherback Turtle

Leatherback Turtle

Leatherback Turtle

Leatherback Turtle nest

Decoy eggs

Leatherback Turtle

Leatherback Eggs

Leatherback Eggs

Leatherback baby

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