Loggerhead turtle nest No. 7 hatches in South Walton

August 9, 2009

More than 49 loggerhead turtles hatched from nest No. 7. Photo courtesy Rebecca Wilson
More than 49 loggerhead turtles hatched from nest No. 7. Photo courtesy Rebecca Wilson.
A loggerhead hatchling heads to the Gulf. Photo courtesy Rebecca Wilson.
A loggerhead hatchling heads to the Gulf. Photo courtesy Rebecca Wilson.

It’s a great big world out there!

In the early evening hours of Aug. 8, Rebecca Wilson was at the right place at the right time, as she witnessed the hatching of South Walton turtle nest No. 7 near Stallworth Lake.

Rebecca, a professional wildlife photographer was able to capture the hatching of nest No. 7 on camera without using any flashes.

“I’ve been waiting 26 years for this,” Rebecca said to South Walton Turtle Watch volunteers Anthony and Sherry Head, who arrived around 7:30 p.m.

By the time Anthony and Sherry arrived there were 49 turtle all over the beach headed for the Gulf.  Click here to learn more about our local sea turtles