First recorded leatherback nest on Navarre Beach

Turtle Patrollers were in for a big surprise early Saturday morning. The first sea turtle of Navarre’s nesting season has laid her eggs this Mother’s Day weekend, and this new momma made another first.

She is the first leatherback sea turtle in recorded history to nest on Navarre Beach. Director of the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center Cathy Holmes said she is very excited.

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