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Monday, May 13, 2024

Stranding #4 in North Myrtle Beach

 A call coming in the early morning hours of the day.  You just never know when a call may come in, but at a moment's notice the NMB STP Stranding team is on the way.

Along with getting a quick assessment of the Sea Turtle, Volunteers also Talk with bystanders that happen to be on the beach.  The knowledge they get today may just save the next stranding as they will know not to put a stranded Sea Turtle back into the water, as they are week and in need of help.  

Sea Turtles spend their entire lives in the Sea once they hatch, only coming to shore if they are in need of help or are nesting.


Pictures are taken, measurement and we will look for and wounds or fibropapillomas, hooks and fishing lines, and tags.

a call between DNR and the Sea Turtle Hospital with all of this information.  The information will give them an idea of what they may need immediately when the Sea Turtle arrives.

Studdle is his/her name









All Sea Turtles are endangered.  They are federally and state protected. Special training, precautions and permits are needed to work with Standings, Nesting Sea Turtles, Hatchlings and Nest. 

If you encounter a Nesting Sea Turtle or Stranded Sea Turtle in NMB or Briarcliff areas please call 

NMB STP HOTLINE

843-213-9074

ANYTIME DAY OR NIGHT



Kemps Ridley #7 deceased Stranding in North Myrtle Beach

 This Mornings Juvenile Kemps Ridley Sea Turtle was found by the NMB STP Volunteers.  The NMB STP walk the beaches looking for a Sea Turtle Nest or crawl.  They walk 11 Miles of beaches every day during Sea Turtle Nesting Season. If a nest is found, this will be protected by trained and permitted Volunteers, under Strick guidelines as all Sea Turtles are endangered and protected

NMB STP Stranding team responded to the deceased Kemps Ridley Sea Turtle. All Sea turtle strandings, deceased or alive are documented by people who are trained and permitted to work with strandings.  This information is documented in a database so more research and studies can be conducted.  This information will help in the survival of the Sea Turtle Species.

Strand Team and Volunteers Finding this Kemps Ridley


This Kemps will be evaluated, any Abnormalities, tumors, and wounds will be documented.  As this Sea Turtle had not been deceased very long, DNR will necropsy.  This information is invaluable in the conservation and survival of the Sea Turtle species.  The findings will help in knowing what they are eating at certain stages of their lives, are they eating differently depending on time of year.  If a cause of death is determined, this information can help in many ways as determining if we can do anything on our parts to minimize what is happening in out control.  This is just a few examples, as many Important information is gathered and shared.



Measurements will be taken


If you encounter a stranding, caught a Sea Turtle on a line while fishing, Nesting mother or hatchling on the beach in NMB or Briarcliffe areas please call

NMB STP HOTLINE

843-213-9074

ANYTIME DAY OR NIGHT

Stranding #6 kemps deceased Sea Turtle in NMB

 A call coming in in the morning hours, of a Sea Turtle on the beach, by looking at the pictures it was thought probably deceased.  Once at the beach it was determined that this was a juvenile Kemp's Ridley.

All Sea Turtles are endangered, and much information is taken and entered in a national data base.  Information as documenting if any visible wounds, if fishing hooks or fishing line or any other type of entanglements are looked for.  The flippers will be checked also to determine if any flipper tags are present, and a pit scan tag will be performed (much like looking for a chip). Measurements will also be taken. 



All Sea Turtles are Endangered, they are Federally and State Protected.  Special training, guidelines and permits are required to work with dead or alive strandings, Nesting mothers, nest and hatchlings.  If you encounter a Nesting Sea Turtle or stranding in NMB or Briarcliffe areas, please call.

NMP STP HOTLINE

843-213-9074

ANYTIME DAY OR NIGHT

Green Sea Turtle Stranding #5 NMB

 A call coming in in the early evening hours, a Turtle stranding, little movement but still alive.  NMB STP Stranding volunteers are soon there.  Quick measurements and overall body condition is checked out.

As it being too late in the evening to get this Green Sea Turtle to the Sea Turtle Care Center in Charleston, it is determined to bring this Green Sea Turtle to the south Carolina Sea Turtle hospital first thing in the morning.





Frittata is his/her name. She is in the great hands of the South Carolina Sea Turtle Care Center in Charleston.

All Sea Turtles are endangered, they are federally, and state protected.  Special training, guideline's and permits are required to work with or transport Sea Turtles. If you encounter a Nesting Sea Turtle, stranding, nest or hatchlings in North Myrtle Beach or Briarcliffe areas please call

NMB STP HOTLINE

843-213-9074

Saturday, April 13, 2024

NMB STP Outreach Volunteers at Playcard In Loris SC

 Annual Baby Day at Horry County Outdoor Education Lab. A full day for the NMB STP Outreach Volunteers as they share their passion and knowledge with the Preschool and Kindergarten students of Horry County schools.








Many thanks to all that attended this great program and to the NMB STP Outreach program.

Sranded #3 live Green Sea Turtle

 A call coming from the Sea Turtle Dispatch about a stranded Sea Turtle in North Myrtle Beach in the early morning hours.

While the exact location was a little hard to find as the caller was unfamiliar with the area, soon the location known, as the NMB Ocean Rescue and NMB STP Volunteer Donna had arrived.

After this sea Turtle was determined to be a live stranding, calls were quickly made and transport under very specific guidelines to the Sea Turtle Hospital in Charleston SC.




Very best wishes for Biscuit as he/she is in great care of the Sea Turtle Hospital in Charleston. Many thanks to Donna and NMB Ocean Rescue.



All Sea Turtles are endangered. They are Federally and state protected.  Special training, permits and training are required to work with Strandings, Nesting Sea Turtles, Nest and Hatchlings

If you encounter a Nesting Sea Turtle, stranding, accidentally catch a Sea Turtle while fishing in North Myrtle Beach or Briarcliffe areas please call.

NMB STP HOTLINE

843-213-9074

ANYIME DAY OR NIGHT

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Juvenile Sea Turtle Stranding in Myrtle Beach

 Live Green Sea Turtle Stranding in Myrtle Beach


You just never know when a call will come in for an Endangered Sea Turtle.

NMB STP Volunteer Tammy, got a call from the City of Myrtle Beach Parks Recreation Department.  They had picked up what they thought was a juvenal deceased Sea Turtle. But when they picked it up to make sure it didn't get washed away, to their surprise the flippers were moving.  Great job City of Myrtle beach Parks and Rec department.

Soon, more NMB STP Stranding Volunteers were on the way.  Since in Myrtle Beach it would take a little longer than normal to get there, and getting parking close was an issue.  Again, the Parks Recreations department went above and beyond Getting the NMB STP Stranding Volunteers to this Sea Turtle as quickly as possible.

The quick reaction by the Parks and Rec. department and staying to protect this Endangered Sea Turtle so it could be assessed and brought to the Sea Turtle Hospital is what will make a difference in the Survival of the Sea Turtle Species

Thanks Woody and Philip and all others that were there to help. 


DNR is called immediately, they will coordinate with the Sea Turtle Hospital in Charleston as this Sea Turtle is being taken there.

The overall condition on the Sea Turtle is checked out so the Sea Turtle Hospital will have as much information as possible so they will be ready to treat this Endangered Sea Turtle the minute it arrives.





A PIT (Passive integrated transponder) scan is done, also they will look for any other signs of tags that will indicate it was previously tagged. As this will give a lot of important information about the Endangered Sea Turtle Species. This will help in future conservation efforts to help the survival of the endangered Sea Turtle species. Measurements will also be taken, 






This Juvenile Green Sea Turtle is in the great care of the Sea Turtle Hospital in Charleston.  They have named this Sea Turtle Hash Brown.  

All Sea Turtles are Endangered, they are federally and State protected. There is special training and permits required to work with Strandings nesting mothers, Hatchlings and nest.

If you encounter a Stranding or nesting Sea Turtle in NMB or Briarcliffe areas, please call the

NMB STP
843-213-9074
Anytime Day or night




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