Our Thursday night walk was a special program for our South Carolina State Park Ultimate Outsiders. To be an ultimate outsider, you must visit all 47 state parks! It is quite the feat, I hope to visit all of the parks one day!
For our walk it was a very dark and starry night. We walked all the way to the inlet without any turtle sightings. I checked on several nests that were due to hatch and three had already hatched earlier that night! I did notice a slight depression on nest 11 so I made sure to check it on our walk back. When I checked nest 11 again it had a larger depression and then I saw movement. We gathered around the back of the nest and watched as 20-30 hatchlings emerged and made their way to the ocean. Later that night, more emerged as we saw more turtle tracks in the morning.
We had 1 nest and 1 false crawl found during our morning patrol as well as 4 nests that had hatched. That means we are now at 146 nests on our state park beach. If you would like to adopt nest 146, click on the button below to be taken to our adoption page. The unique ID you need to adopt this nest is: 208492. The proceeds from the adoption help support our South Carolina sea turtles!
Sea Turtle Biologist