We had an amazing night walk on Thursday! We only had to walk a short distance until seeing a turtle lay eggs, cover and return to the ocean. However, this turtle was nesting in the campground beach access! We made sure to rope it off that night to avoid anyone walking over the body pit before we marked it off in the morning.
Our turtle was a smaller-sized loggerhead so perhaps she was a newer nesting turtle. When she started to cover her nest we noticed she was glowing! She had some bioluminescence on her shell that glowed every time she threw sand. It was a beautiful sight to see!
This turtle laid nest 194 on our Edisto Beach State Park. I included more pictures from the morning patrol. If you would like to adopt the nest, click on the button below to be taken to the adoption page. The Unique ID for the nest is: 253447
We were very happy to reach 200 nests this morning! Only 41 more nests to break the record, let's go turtles!
Sea Turtle Biologist