Despite less than perfect odds, Navarre Beach is having a nearly record-setting sea turtle nesting and hatching season as hundreds of hatchlings have escaped to the Gulf of Mexico.
There have been 19 sea turtle nests on Navarre Beach this year. The record is 20, said turtle patroller Cinnamon Holderman.
Two of those nests were laid by green sea turtles, one was laid by a leatherback and the rest were loggerheads, the most common species in the area.
Hatching season is in full swing, and already eight nests have released their little turtles to the Gulf of Mexico.
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