I recently spent some time with the Suzi Fox and her volunteer sea turtle conservation workers while they excavated a loggerhead turtle nest on Holmes Beach (Anna Maria Island). This nest had been moved from its original location because the turtle laid eggs too close to the water. Now that the eggs have hatched, the volunteers dig up the nest and make a careful count to see how many eggs actually hatched. In this nest they counted 92 eggs when they came out of the original nest. In the hatched nest, the volunteers counted 91 total eggs, 12 of which did not hatch.