Over 100 baby loggerhead turtles hatched overnight (Video)

July 27, 2014 1:22 PM

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Over 100 baby loggerhead turtles hatched overnight (Video)

The webcam, with recorded video to be available at , has been focused on the nest in the Lower Keys for almost two weeks. Friday evening, the 3-inch-long babies erupted from a hole, came out en masse and headed to the Atlantic Ocean under dim moonlight.

The camera uses infrared lighting so hatchlings won’t be confused by artificial light and will go to sea — guided by moonlight reflecting on the water — instead of pushing further onto land.

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