The Department of Natural Resources (DNR), released the 2016 loggerheadlines. The article discusses different trends and updates. See the link below to read about the 2016 season. Also, be sure to check out the picture of our volunteer, Ray, and Interpretive Ranger, Ashby, on page 6 and our costume contest winners on page 8!
The 2016 season was such a success with a total of 6,446 loggerhead nests in South Carolina, making it a record year for the state!
We have become so used to using plastic in our everyday lives. Plastics take a very long time to break down and have become a big issue for our ocean life. For example, it is estimated that a simple plastic water bottle would take 450 years to break down! Isn't that hard to imagine? And our oceans are full of plastic.
By 2050, it is estimated that there will be more plastic in our ocean than fish.
Below is a fun video that a volunteer shared with me. It is interesting to hear about how the straw was created! Click the button below to be taken to view it.
On March 30th 2017, the Charleston Aquarium will be hosting the Plastic Summit. It is a day where individuals, organizations, community leaders and corporations will gather to discuss the future of plastics and what we can do about our plastic problem. To learn more about the plastic summit, visit: http://plastic.scaquarium.org/
I am very excited to attend this event. I will be sure to share my experience and the different things I found engaging.
Our 2016 sea turtle season was such a success! We celebrated the end of the season at the SCDNR party with a demonstration from the Birds of Prey Center, an oyster roast and a presentation to outline the season. It was such a fun time.
Since it was so close to Halloween, it was suggested to dress-up, as there were prizes to be won.
Well, leave it to EBSP for going above and beyond! We dressed up as different statistics on our beach and had 7 of us in costumes. Thanks again for everyone's participation! We won the costume prize of the 'Most Original Costume'.
There was a great blog article in the DNR newsletter about the 2016 sea turtle season in South Carolina, check it out to see another photo of our costume team!
Sea Turtle Biologist