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The head tapers to a sharp point with a beak-like mouth, hence its name. Hawksbill Turtles have the longest nesting season of all sea turtles -- 6 months -- occurring between July and October. Females are very faithful to specific nesting beaches and return season after season. They emerge from the water, select a site, and fill a pit they dig full of eggs, disguising the nest before returning to the sea. The whole nesting ritual takes one to three hours. The number of eggs laid (about 140) depends on the size of the female's shell, and the eggs take about 60 days to hatch.