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Loggerhead Sea Turtles hatch in Waveland

Loggerhead Sea Turtle hatchlings were discovered Tuesday in Waveland. Crews helped 35 turtle hatchlings find their way to the water. (Photo Source: Institute for Marine Mammal Studies) Loggerhead Sea Turtle hatchlings were discovered Tuesday in Waveland. Crews helped 35 turtle hatchlings find their way to the water. (Photo Source: Institute for Marine Mammal Studies)
Contact the IMMS stranding hotline, 1-888-SOS-DOLPHIN (1-888-767-3657), if you see any stranded sea turtles, nesting sea turtle activity, or sea turtles trapped on fishing piers or boats. (Photo Source: Institute for Marine Mammal Studies) Contact the IMMS stranding hotline, 1-888-SOS-DOLPHIN (1-888-767-3657), if you see any stranded sea turtles, nesting sea turtle activity, or sea turtles trapped on fishing piers or boats. (Photo Source: Institute for Marine Mammal Studies)
WAVELAND, MS (WLOX) -

For what officials say is the first time in recent history, loggerhead sea turtles are nesting and hatching in Waveland.

Moby Solangi, the president of the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies, said IMMS and the Hancock County Seawall and Sand Beach Department responded to the nests Tuesday. Many turtles were found wandering from mid-beach to the sidewalk area, and many were crawling in the wrong direction. Multiple turtle tracks were found along the beach.

IMMS personnel helped scour the beach for other hatchlings, and found additional turtles. Some of those turtles were deceased. Crews helped 35 turtle hatchlings find their way to the water.

IMMS asks the public to contact the IMMS stranding hotline, 1-888-SOS-DOLPHIN (1-888-767-3657), if they observe any stranded sea turtles, nesting sea turtle activity, or incidentally captured sea turtles on fishing piers or boats.

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