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A first? Leatherback sea turtle nest found in the Keys

What is thought to be the first leatherback sea turtle nest ever in the Florida Keys was discovered this month, and it looks like some of the hatchlings have made it to the water and more hatchlings are expected. The nest is at Bahia Honda State Park at mile marker 36.8 in the Lower Keys. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission wildlife biologist Sue Schaf said the last time leatherback nests were found in the region was in 2004, when three were found in the Dry Tortugas 70 miles west of Key West.

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