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Notice anything different? That's right! We have a new look! But that's not all that's new. Over the summer I had the opportunity to experience something amazing. On my family's annual beach trip, I met with some of the N.E.S.T. volunteers. On the last night I witnessed 60 sea turtles making their way to the ocean. Sea turtles will come to the beach to lay their eggs. The nests are usually 18-22 feet deep. It can take a few days for the hatchlings to climb out as it can be exhausting work. When the eggs start to hatch a sinkhole appears in the sand. One night we received a text from the N.E.S.T. volunteers saying a large sinkhole had appeared. We rushed down to the beach and were greeted with a hatching nest. Most sea turtle nests hatch at night. The turtles use the moon and the white caps on the waves to make their way to the ocean. Any other light can distract them and cause them to head the wrong way. We had to be extremely quiet as they emerged. This was such a rewarding experience for me to see! To find out more, visit N.E.S.T.'s website, or click here to find out more about turtle facts and how we help.