PHOTO: Loggerhead hatchlings take to the sea!

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The National Park Service recently captured the featured image of Loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings making their way to the ocean.

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Most recently, two public sea turtle nest excavations took place during Labor Day Weekend along the Outer Banks along Hatteras and Ocracoke.

Excavations provide a thrilling opportunity for the public to watch Park biologists dig up a recently hatched nest and inventory what’s inside. They also count empty eggshells, collect unhatched eggs, and occasionally find hatchlings like the one’s pictured above.

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