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This turtle is the most common nesting in the U.S., ranging from Texas to North Carolina and Virginia. In the southeastern US, adult females begin to nest as early as late April and continue until early September. They nest at night and average clutch size varies from 100-125 eggs. After about 60 days the hatchlings emerge – usually at night when protection from predators is greater. When they reach the ocean, baby Loggerheads use ocean currents to travel to the Sargasso Sea using the Sargassum (gulf-weed) as protection until they mature.