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Sea Turtles

Georgia Outdoors brings you the rare privilege of witnessing the ancient ritual of the loggerhead sea turtle.

Every summer the female loggerhead returns to nest on the very beaches on which she also hatched. The hatching turtle faces tremendous odds – of predators, shrimping vessels and human encroachment, among other things. It is thought that it takes over 10,000 hatchling turtles to result in one adult turtle returning to lay her own eggs 25 years later. How they are able to find their way back, escape shrimping nets, and travel the North Atlantic Gulf Stream combine to make a dramatic life story.

Related Links

Sea Turtle Restoration Project

Fights to protect endangered sea turtles in ways that make cultural and economic sense to the communities that share the beaches and waters with them.

Caribbean Conservation Corporation

Working to ensure the survival of sea turtles through research, education, advocacy and the protection of the natural habitats upon which they depend.

Georgia Wildlife Web

Learn more about Georgia's marine animals.