A loggerhead sea turtle nest was discovered on Sunday, June 7 containing 111 eggs. Sea Turtle, Inc. estimates that the eggs should hatch sometime in July. Though the Laguna Madre is a popular nesting spot for the endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, it’s rare for a loggerhead to make her nest here since they prefer the Atlantic coast states. This is only the sixth loggerhead nest on the Island in the last decade, and the first since 2013. The loggerhead nest brings the total number of sea turtle nests found so far this season to 30.
You can go to http://www.seaturtleinc.org for more information and to track when the releases are happening. If you have never seen one, you should. It is really neat!