By LAUREN N. LAUGHLIN
Special to the PRESS
The first Kemp’s Ridley turtle nest hatched in the early morning hours of June 13.
It was the first of many public turtle hatching viewings.
Since that morning two more nests have hatched and made it to the water.
The three nests combined produced a total of 263 turtles that have been born on South Padre Island.
There are 37 other nests waiting to hatch on the beach and more are being spotted every day.
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