With the arrival of May, it means our turtle patrols are back! We are excited to patrol our beach in search of our first nest. When do you think team EBSP will find the nest?!
The first nest in South Carolina was found yesterday at Seabrook Island!
A large portion of our patrols at the moment is dedicated to picking up trash. We use the app, "Clean Swell" through the Ocean Conservancy to document all of our trash finds. I always encourage individuals to start using it! It is a fun way to document all of the items you pick up. My app shows that I have picked up 13,345 pieces of trash since I started using the app! At the end of the season, our patrol can identify how many pieces of trash we pick up and what types of trash. It is really interesting information to have.
Stay tuned to the blog for when we get that first loggerhead sea turtle nest! It could be any day now.
Sea Turtle Biologist