Nesting Season

Nesting & hatchling season is an exciting time for us at Sea Turtle, Inc. Below you will find resources to explain our role in nesting season, information on public hatchling releases, and our 2022 nesting calendar.

                                                       Chief Conservation Officer, Dr. Amy Bonka, explains our role in nesting season on South Padre Island

Hatchling Season & Public Release FAQs

Our number one priority is to make sure sea turtle hatchlings make it to the Gulf of Mexico as soon as they hatch. Generally, it happens right in the middle of the night. However, sometimes hatchlings emerge as the sun is rising, and we are able to hold a public release. Your chance of seeing a public hatchling release increases when a lot of nests are expected to hatch at the same time.

June through to August. 

Public hatchling releases will be announced through our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. 

A post will be made on our social accounts the morning of a release at 6:00am for a 6:45am release. 

It’s free, although spots are limited. Plan to arrive early.

In the best interest of the hatchlings, we release as soon as nests hatch. The unpredictable timing of nature means we cannot predetermine release days and times.

No. Sea turtles are state and federally are protected. Only permitted individuals are allowed to handle sea turtles by law.

2022 Nesting Calendar

Click on the nest number to find out estimated hatching dates. Please note, these dates are estimates only. We cannot guarantee exact dates for hatchling emergence.  

Date Found
4/28/22

Number of Eggs

94

Estimated Hatching Dates

June 12 – June 22

Date Hatched

June 18

Number of Hatchlings released

92

 

Date Found
4/29/22

Number of Eggs

91

Estimated Hatching Dates

June 13 – June 23

Date Hatched

June 18

Number of Hatchlings released

71

Date Found
5/2/22

Number of Eggs

102

Estimated Hatching Dates

June 16 – June 26

 

Date Hatched

June 21

Number of Hatchlings released

81

Date Found
5/2/22

Number of Eggs

102

Estimated Hatching Dates

June 16 – June 26

 

Date Hatched

June 21

Number of Hatchlings released

99

Date Found
5/2/22

Number of Eggs

123

Estimated Hatching Dates

June 16 – June 26

Date Hatched

June 19

Number of Hatchlings released

122

Date Found
5/2/22

Number of Eggs

94

Estimated Hatching Dates

June 16 – June 26

Date Hatched

June 21

Number of Hatchlings released

88

Date Found
5/2/22

Number of Eggs

87

Estimated Hatching Dates

June 16 – June 26

Date Hatched

June 20

Number of Hatchlings released

68

Date Found
5/2/22

Number of Eggs

111

Estimated Hatching Dates

June 16 – June 26

Date Hatched

June 21

Number of Hatchlings released

107

Date Found
5/4/22

Number of Eggs

123

Estimated Hatching Dates

June 18 – June 28

Date Hatched

June 21

Number of Hatchlings released

116

Date Found
5/4/22

Number of Eggs

93

Estimated Hatching Dates

June 18 – June 28

Date Hatched

June 21

Number of Hatchlings released

58

Date Found
5/12/22

Number of Eggs

91

Estimated Hatching Dates

June 26 – July 6

Date Hatched

June 29

Number of Hatchlings released

87

Date Found
5/12/22

Number of Eggs

94

Estimated Hatching Dates

June 26 – July 6

Date Hatched

June 28

Number of Hatchlings released

89

Date Found
5/12/22

Number of Eggs

95

Estimated Hatching Dates

June 26 – July 6

Date Hatched

June 28

Number of Hatchlings released

88

Date Found
5/13/22

Number of Eggs

105

Estimated Hatching Dates

June 27 – July 7

Date Hatched

June 29

Number of Hatchlings released

71

Date Found
5/13/22

Number of Eggs

87

Estimated Hatching Dates

June 27 – July 7

Date Hatched

June 30

Number of Hatchlings released

78

Date Found
5/13/22

Number of Eggs

93

Estimated Hatching Dates

June 27 – July 7

Date Hatched

 

Number of Hatchlings released

 

 

Date Found
5/13/22

Number of Eggs

94

Estimated Hatching Dates

June 27 – July 7

Date Hatched

July 1

Number of Hatchlings released

26

Date Found
5/13/22

Number of Eggs

95

Estimated Hatching Dates

June 27 – July 7

Date Hatched

June 28

Number of Hatchlings released

73

Date Found
5/13/22

Number of Eggs

102

Estimated Hatching Dates

June 27 – July 7

Date Hatched

July 1

Number of Hatchlings released

81

Date Found
5/13/22

Number of Eggs

119

Estimated Hatching Dates

June 27 – July 7

Date Hatched

July 1

Number of Hatchlings released

112

Date Found
5/14/22

Number of Eggs

99

Estimated Hatching Dates

June 28 – July 8

Date Hatched

July 1

Number of Hatchlings released

89

Date Found
5/17/22

Number of Eggs

93

Estimated Hatching Dates

July 1 – July 11

Date Found
5/20/22

Number of Eggs

98

Estimated Hatching Dates

July 4 – July 14

Date Found
5/20/22

Number of Eggs

83

Estimated Hatching Dates

July 4 – July 14

Date Found
5/20/22

Number of Eggs

18

Estimated Hatching Dates

July 4 – July 14

Date Found
5/20/22

Number of Eggs

111

Estimated Hatching Dates

July 4 – July 14

Date Found
5/20/22

Number of Eggs

109

Estimated Hatching Dates

July 4 – July 14

Date Found
5/20/22

Number of Eggs

58

Estimated Hatching Dates

July 4 – July 14

Date Found
5/20/22

Number of Eggs

95

Estimated Hatching Dates

July 4 – July 14

Date Found
5/21/22

Number of Eggs

82

Estimated Hatching Dates

July 5 – July 15

Date Found
5/22/22

Number of Eggs

86

Estimated Hatching Dates

July 6 – July 16

Date Found
5/22/22

Number of Eggs

108

Estimated Hatching Dates

July 6 – July 16

Date Found
5/22/22

Number of Eggs

81

Estimated Hatching Dates

July 6 – July 16

Date Found
5/22/22

Number of Eggs

91

Estimated Hatching Dates

July 6 – July 16

Date Found
5/22/22

Number of Eggs

122

Estimated Hatching Dates

July 6 – July 16

Date Found
5/23/22

Number of Eggs

70

Estimated Hatching Dates

July 7 – July 17

Date Found
5/24/22

Number of Eggs

118

Estimated Hatching Dates

July 8 – July 18

Date Found
5/24/22

Number of Eggs

110

Estimated Hatching Dates

July 8 – July 18

Date Found
5/24/22

Number of Eggs

102

Estimated Hatching Dates

July 8 – July 18

Date Found
5/24/22

Number of Eggs

81

Estimated Hatching Dates

July 8 – July 18

Date Found
5/24/22

Number of Eggs

82

Estimated Hatching Dates

July 8 – July 18

Date Found
5/24/22

Number of Eggs

116

Estimated Hatching Dates

July 8 – July 18

Date Found
5/24/22

Number of Eggs

101

Estimated Hatching Dates

July 8 – July 18

Date Found
5/24/22

Number of Eggs

101

Estimated Hatching Dates

July 8 – July 18

Date Found
5/24/22

Number of Eggs

119

Estimated Hatching Dates

July 8 – July 18

Date Found
5/24/22

Number of Eggs

97

Estimated Hatching Dates

July 8 – July 18

Date Found
5/25/22

Number of Eggs

80

Estimated Hatching Dates

July 9 – July 19

Date Found
5/25/22

Number of Eggs

111

Estimated Hatching Dates

July 9 – July 19

Date Found
5/29/22

Number of Eggs

70

Estimated Hatching Dates

July 13 – July 23

Date Found
5/29/22

Number of Eggs

124

Estimated Hatching Dates

July 13 – July 23

Date Found
5/29/22

Number of Eggs

94

Estimated Hatching Dates

July 13 – July 23

Date Found
5/29/22

Number of Eggs

96

Estimated Hatching Dates

July 13 – July 23

Date Found
5/29/22

Number of Eggs

102

Estimated Hatching Dates

July 13 – July 23

Date Found
5/29/22

Number of Eggs

100

Estimated Hatching Dates

July 13 – July 23

Date Found
5/29/22

Number of Eggs

102

Estimated Hatching Dates

July 13 – July 23

Date Found
6/1/22

Number of Eggs

108

Estimated Hatching Dates

July 16 – July 26

Date Found
6/5/22

Number of Eggs

88

Estimated Hatching Dates

July 20 – July 30

Date Found
6/5/22

Number of Eggs

91

Estimated Hatching Dates

July 20 – July 30

Date Found
6/5/22

Number of Eggs

99

Estimated Hatching Dates

July 20 – July 30

Date Found
6/5/22

Number of Eggs

118

Estimated Hatching Dates

July 20 – July 30

Date Found
6/5/22

Number of Eggs

101

Estimated Hatching Dates

July 20 – July 30

Date Found
6/5/22

Number of Eggs

109

Estimated Hatching Dates

July 20 – July 30

Date Found
6/5/22

Number of Eggs

80

Estimated Hatching Dates

July 20 – July 30

Date Found
6/5/22

Number of Eggs

103

Estimated Hatching Dates

July 20 – July 30

Date Found
6/5/22

Number of Eggs

99

Estimated Hatching Dates

July 20 – July 30

Date Found
6/5/22

Number of Eggs

92

Estimated Hatching Dates

July 20 – July 30

Date Found
6/6/22

Number of Eggs

86

Estimated Hatching Dates

July 21 – July 31

Date Found
6/6/22

Number of Eggs

97

Estimated Hatching Dates

July 21 – July 31

Date Found
6/6/22

Number of Eggs

102

Estimated Hatching Dates

July 21 – July 31

Date Found
6/6/22

Number of Eggs

93

Estimated Hatching Dates

July 21 – July 31

Date Found
6/6/22

Number of Eggs

69

Estimated Hatching Dates

July 21 – July 31

Date Found
6/11/22

Number of Eggs

86

Estimated Hatching Dates

July 26 – August 5

Date Found
5/4/22

Number of Eggs

97

Estimated Hatching Dates

June 18 – June 28

Date Found
6/22/2022

Number of Eggs

66

Estimated Hatching Dates

August 6 – August 16

Date Found
6/23/2022

Number of Eggs

129

Estimated Hatching Dates

August 7 – August 17

Date Found
6/23/2022

Number of Eggs

90

Estimated Hatching Dates

August 7 – August 17

Date Found
5/2/2022

Number of Eggs

105

Estimated Hatching Dates

June 16 – June 26

Date Found
5/2/2022

Number of Eggs

111

Estimated Hatching Dates

June 16 – June 26

Date Found
6/24/2022

Number of Eggs

104

Estimated Hatching Dates

August 8 – August 18

Date Found
6/24/2022

Number of Eggs

116

Estimated Hatching Dates

August 8 – August 18

Date Found
6/24/2022

Number of Eggs

95

Estimated Hatching Dates

August 8 – August 18

Date Found
6/24/2022

Number of Eggs

82

Estimated Hatching Dates

August 8 – August 18

Date Found
6/24/2022

Number of Eggs

108

Estimated Hatching Dates

August 8 – August 18

Date Found
6/24/2022

Number of Eggs

71

Estimated Hatching Dates

August 8 – August 18

Date Found
6/27/2022

Number of Eggs

79

Estimated Hatching Dates

August 11 – August 21

Date Found
6/28/2022

Number of Eggs

99

Estimated Hatching Dates

August 12 – August 22

Date Found
6/29/2022

Number of Eggs

71

Estimated Hatching Dates

August 13 – August 23

Date Found
6/29/2022

Number of Eggs

104

Estimated Hatching Dates

August 13 – August 23

Date Found
6/29/2022

Number of Eggs

100

Estimated Hatching Dates

August 13 – August 23

Date Found
6/29/2022

Number of Eggs

105

Estimated Hatching Dates

August 13 – August 23

Date Found
7/1/2022

Number of Eggs

98

Estimated Hatching Dates

August 15 – August 25

Date Found
5/2/2022

Number of Eggs

81

Estimated Hatching Dates

June 16 – June 26

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