How long does it take a sea turtle egg to hatch?



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    Incubation time for sea turtles ranges between 45 and 70 days.  Interestingly, nest temperature accounts a lot for the sexes of the hatchlings; lower temperatures produce more males, and higher temperatures produce more females.  Sea turtles can hatch anytime during the year, but hatchings mostly occur in the summer.  Once a baby turtle has hatched, it may take 3 to 7 days for it to reach the surface (the nests are buried), and it generally leaves the nest at nighttime to avoid predators, heading for the ocean.

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    Eggs gestate for 7-10 weeks inside the female turtle, and once laid, have an incubation period of about 60 days.

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