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Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 7:59am

Tybee's First Turtle Nest Appears

A loggerhead sea turtle nest found this week marks the first of the season discovered on Tybee Island.

The Savannah Morning News reports that a public works employee on Monday followed turtle tracks on the beach, which led to a nest of 87 eggs.

Last month, the state's first loggerhead sea turtle nest of the year was found on Cumberland Island.

In Georgia, nesting is typically expected from May through July, with hatching continuing into October.

Last year was record setting for loggerheads with close to 2,000 nests identified on Georgia beaches.