nestling excavated from nest. 72 hours after the initial boil, a turtle nest is excavated to release any turtles who may not have been able to dig their way out on hatch night. On this evening, one turtle was discovered. The young one made it to the water with ease. if the turtle is a male, he will never touch land again, if female, she will return to her natal beach to lay her eggs in 25 to 35 years.