I found the first crawl today on Edisto Beach State Park! Unfortunately it was a false crawl, which means the sea turtle came ashore but did not nest. She is searching for the perfect spot to drop her clutch of eggs and sometimes she does not find it the first go around.
I am hopeful that she will return soon and nest successfully!
See below for several more pictures I've taken since the beginning of patrols on May 1st.
Sea Turtle Biologist