This past Tuesday, we received a call to the Environmental Learning Center about a possible sea turtle in distress. The lady that called it in spotted it on the town beach side and noticed the turtle could be seen at the surface for over an hour but it was 60 yards offshore.
I grabbed my binoculars to see if I could get a better look. Well it was not just one sea turtle but two! It was mating loggerhead sea turtles. They continued drifting down the beach until they were in front of the state park campground. Another hour passed until they finally departed under the sea.
This is a rare sight from the beach and we were lucky to have our Assistant Interpreter, Brandi, out and ready with her telephoto lens to capture it!
With this sight, we sure are hoping for a busy nesting season. It is less than a month away now until our daily patrols begin!
Sea Turtle Specialist