Over 100 sea turtles hatched Sunday night on Panama City Beach.
August 9, 2009. The hatching season began last Sunday when 99 loggerhead hatchlings emerged from nest #3 at the Coral Reef Condo at 8 pm. Many crawled east toward lights of an adjacent condo and were rescued by Turtle Watch volunteers with assistance from local residents and tourists. The disoriented hatchlings were collected in coolers and released on a dark beach in western Bay County. See Nest Information for details on the other hatched nests. If you see nesting or hatchling turtles on Panama City
Beach, immediately call 888-404-3922 (24-hr hotline). Please remember not to crowd or shine lights on nesting turtles or hatchlings. Contact us at Turtle Watch for more information about our program.