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First sea turtle hatchlings emerge in Ocean Isle Beach

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By Staff Brunswick Beacon

Some 118 sea turtle hatchlings have emerged from the first nest at Ocean Isle Beach.

“We had our first nest hatchee118 babies boiled out like they were ready for that ocean. They were big and very dry,” Gloria Hillenburg, coordinator for the Ocean Isle Beach Turtle Patrol said.

The hatchlings emerged Monday, during the 55th day of the season.

Hillenburg added, “We have never had a first nest hatch that soon.”


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