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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

2016 Sea Turtle Nesting Season Results

North Myrtle Beach

Nests: 8
  In Situ: 3
  Relocated: 5 (62.5%)
  Inventoried: 8 (100%)
False Crawls: 10

Estimated Eggs to Date: 915
  Eggs Lost: 8 (0.8%)
  Hatched Eggs: 804
  Emerged Hatchlings: 699
  Mean Incubation Duration (all): 50.2 days
  Mean Clutch Count: 115.4 eggs (Relocated Only)

Mean Hatch Success: 88.3%
Mean Emergence Success: 74.8%
Nest Success: 87.5%
Beach Success: 44.4%



Egg Status
Egg Losses
SpeciesNestsFalse Crawls
Loggerhead810


Plus two nests relocated from the Northern End of Myrtle Beach

Nests: 2
   Relocated: 2
  Inventoried: 2 (100%)
False Crawls: 1

Estimated Eggs to Date: 217
  Eggs Lost: 2  (.01)

  Hatched Eggs: 203
  Emerged Hatchlings: 203
  Mean Incubation Duration (all): 52 days
  Mean Clutch Count: 118.5 eggs (Relocated Only)

Mean Hatch Success: 93.5%
Mean Emergence Success: 93.5%
Nest Success: 100%



Briarcliffe

Nests: 6
  In Situ: 3
  Relocated: 3 (50%)
  Inventoried: 6 (100%)
False Crawls: 2

Estimated Eggs to Date: 678
  Eggs Lost: 9 (1.3%)
  Hatched Eggs: 617
  Emerged Hatchlings: 606
  Mean Incubation Duration (all): 50.8 days
  Mean Clutch Count: 121.6 eggs (Relocated Only)

Mean Hatch Success: 90.6%
Mean Emergence Success: 89%
Nest Success: 100%
Beach Success: 75%

Egg StatusEgg Losses
SpeciesNestsFalse Crawls
Loggerhead62

SOURCE:  Seaturtle.org

Friday, October 28, 2016

Hurricane Matthew

At around 11:00 a.m. EDT (15:00 UTC) on October 8, Matthew made landfall at Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge, near McClellanville, South Carolina as a Category 1 hurricane with winds of 75 mph (120 km/h).[27] This made Matthew the first hurricane to make landfall in the United States north of Florida in the month of October since Hurricane Hazel in 1954.

CHERRY GROVE, SC (WBTW) – Fire crews responded to a working fire on 49th and North Ocean Boulevard in Cherry Grove.
News13 crews arrived at the fire around 7:30 p.m. and initially observed one condo on fire. As of 9:45 p.m., five condos were on fire and one was already burned to the ground.
Firemen are not sure how the fire began, but there is a possibility that a nearby power line could be the cause.  At the time of the initial second row structure fire in the Cherry Grove section of North Myrtle Beach on October 8, sustained wind speeds were 55-60 mph in North Myrtle Beach with frequent wind gusts of up to 70 mph.












Before Fire




Beach Damage from Hurricane Matthew

Major Beach and Dune erosion in Cherry Grove

Walk over ending in dunes




Emergency Beach Access 
after Matthew



Beach Walk over, after Matthew





40th Ave N....Nest #7 location
July 2016, Before Matthew




40th Ave N. After Matthew



Looking toward Prince Resort
After Matthew



39th Ave, Sept 2015
erosion from King Tides



After Matthew




6100 North Ocean Blvd,
May 2016



Sea Cabins Pier, Front of 6100 North 
Ocean Blvd, Oct 7
Before Matthew






Pier after storm surge
Front end is missing




Front of 6100 North Ocean Blvd
Oct. 9th, After Matthew





Sea Marsh Condo, 6108 North Ocean Blvd 
Before Matthew


After Matthew


Looking South from 63rd Ave N
After Matthew


6100 North Ocean Blvd


Walkway from Empty Lots, 6200 North Ocean Blvd




Steep Drop off


Nice dune buildup  May 2016


Same dunes after Matthew


Emergency Vehicle Access
6200 North Ocean blvd






Looking toward the Point, 63rd Ave N

Sept 2015




















Oct 9, 2016










Looking toward the Channel


Looking back toward Condo Complex from the Point





South of Sea Cabins Pier


Sea Cabins Pier

Sept 2015


October 9, 2016



49th Ave N

June 2016





49th Ave N, Oct 9




50th Ave N, Sept 2015
After High tides 


Erosion in 2015






Same area, 50th Ave N after Matthew and
resulting fire
Condo Complex plus 3 beach houses S of complex are destroyed by fire




 Public Beach Access around 53rd Ave N
after Matthew





50th Ave N


Beach erosion from Matthew, South of 
Cherry Grove Pier
Sea Wall is exposed

 


Walk over is now in middle of beach,
no dunes to walk over




10th Ave N, August 2016


10th Ave N, October 6




10th Ave N, Oct 9th








Cherry Grove Pier, missing pylons
October 9


Flicker chasing large grass hopper,
lands on 3rd floor ocean front balcony to rest
October 9


Butterflies on Beach, October 10th


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