The night walk this past Saturday was another eventful program! We made it all the way to the inlet without any turtle activity. When I checked on a couple nests at the corner I noticed a turtle head emerging from nest 14! This nest had already hatched a couple days prior so I figured there was a straggler or two. Well, as I walked around the inlet to see if any turtles came up farther, Annie radioed me that there were about 10 stragglers that were emerging from the nest!
Unfortunately, the moon had not yet risen and there were several house lights left on across the marsh. Thankfully there were less than a dozen and we were able to recover them and place them in the direction of the ocean. They were then able to make their crawl and head into the surf.
On the way back we got to see a sea turtle that was headed towards the ocean. Unfortunately this sea turtle did not nest but hopefully she returned later that night as one sea turtle nest was found the following morning!
If you would like to adopt the one nest that was found Sunday morning, click on the button below to be taken to the adoption page. Then choose the unique nest ID to adopt nest 143, which is: 207989. The proceeds from the nest adoptions help support our South Carolina sea turtles!
Sea Turtle Biologist