We thought that our turtles may be done nesting after nest 107 as we had not had a new nest in a few days. However, Friday morning we found nest 108 and then nest 109 was found on Sunday morning. We are happy to have a couple more nests on our state park beach. We typically get our last nest in the first week of August, so chances are the nesting season is done now. Although, our turtles can always surprise us.
It is now full swing for the hatchlings! We have had over 30 nests emerge on our state park beach. Remember if you are on the beach at night to only use red lights. The bright red lights can be disorientating to hatchlings as well so if they seem more interested in the red lights than the ocean, be sure to turn them off and keep still as they crawl on by.
We still have our inventory programs every Wednesday and Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. Be sure to call our Environmental Learning Center (843-869-4430) to make sure there are nests to be inventoried and for more information!
Sea Turtle Biologist