Sea turtles have been busy making nests along the Emerald Coast, and according to a Gulf Islands National Seashore (GINS) biologist, 143 baby sea turtles found their way to the Gulf from Pensacola Beach Thursday night. The first baby turtles had hatched July 29 from a nest at Perdido Key.
GINS Assistant Superintendent Steve McCoy said 32 nests were found at various areas along the seashore. Additional nests are located on Navarre Beach and Pensacola Beach.
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