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Late sea turtle nest expected to hatch around Christmas

On Halloween morning, Cape Hatteras National Seashore biological technicians discovered a freshly dug green sea turtle nest almost a mile west of South Beach Road on Hatteras Island.

The nest will reach its hatch window of 50-55 days between December 20 and 25.

According to data on seaturtle.org, this nest is the latest laid sea turtle nest at the Seashore since at least 1997.

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