The mother Turtles dig holes in sand or mud to lay their eggs and then bury them. This helps protects the eggs from predators. Most turtle species take about three months to hatch.
The next phase in a turtles life cycle is called the hatchlings phase. This is when baby turtles break their way out of the eggs and begin trying to survive on their own.
Once hatchlings leave the nest, they are often not seen again until they return to coastal waters years later as juveniles.
Once sea turtles mature, both males and females will leave coastal areas and migrate hundreds or even thousands of miles to breeding areas where they will mate and begin the reproductive stage of their lives.