Sea Turtle update at Back Bay

Back Bay NWR’s first sea turtle nest of the season was found this morning!
We can see the female turtle’s distinct tracks coming out of and returning to the ocean. This turtle crossed over her incoming tracks when she made her way back out to the water.
A cage has been placed over the nest to protect the eggs while they incubate. The eggs will develop over the next two months and will hatch approximately 60 days from today. We will keep the updates coming when more nests are found!
What a great way to celebrate #OceanMonth2020!

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