Mating and nesting takes place in the tropics from March to October in the Atlantic and Caribbean. Several males will attempt to mate with a single female. Females nest on islands and mainland beaches, and show a high degree of nest site fidelity. Nesting takes place at night. Approximately 112 eggs are laid in each clutch, and a female will clutch up to 3 times in a reproductive season. She then will not clutch again for another 2-3 years. The nesting process takes 2-3 hours.
- Ernst and Barbour, 1989; Lutz and Musick, 1997.
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