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Sometimes nature is too cute for words.

Sea turtle hatchlings usually make their way out of the nest at night.

But this nest of Loggerhead hatchlings oddly emerged at dawn Monday at Cocoa Beach, Fla., to make their way to the Atlantic Ocean.

Loggerheads were named for their relatively big heads, which support strong jaws.

A loggerhead increases its weight more than 6,000 times as it grows from a hatchling to adult, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries.

Sea turtles are "phototactic," which means that they are attracted to light, according to the Sea Turtle Conservancy.

They are typically guided to the ocean by the moonlight reflecting on the water. But these guys did it a bit differently.

The loggerheads, listed in the U.S. as threatened, nest at intervals of two to four years and lay three to six nests per season, according to the conservancy.

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