Thursday, January 30, 2014
The 2014 Sea Turtle Nesting Season is just over 3 months away. The NMB STP is dedicating this season to Sandy Moore and her fight against a rare form of cancer. Sandy has been a valuable member of our team since the beginning, starting with us in 2010. Sandy is also one of our few volunteers who grow up in North Myrtle Beach. She has witnessed all the changes in the last 30 plus years. Sandy kept many of us mesmerized with her stories of growing up on the beach when times were slower, buildings were smaller and the tourist traffic was lighter. She has many stories of Hurricane Hugo. We will see her back on the beach this coming summer!
Posted by NMB Sea Turtle Patrol at 10:09 AM
A rare ice, sleet and snow storm with very cold temps shut down most of North Myrtle Beach. Schools were closed for at least 3 days.....stores operated on special hours...Local Kids had fun (?) treat and an unplanned holiday.....
Ocean Blvd. Cherry Grove
Looks like a layer of snow but actually a layer of sleet with thick ice underneath
Those are not car tracks, just the lower portion of the power lines. Street covering is so hard,
tracks are not visible.
Posted by NMB Sea Turtle Patrol at 9:58 AM
Friday, January 24, 2014
On May 20th, the call came in that a dead turtle was stranded on the beach in front of the MB Travel Park just South of the Briarcliffe Beach. Moments later another call, Wait, I think she is still alive. Rush to the Beach, This poor turtle was in terrible shape, but jerked and opened her eyes when a dog barked! Enlisting the help of a dozen or more concerned people standing around her, the turtle was quickly transferred to a tarp and carried off the beach. She was a good size, even in her poor condition, weighing about 125 pounds.
Initial look at Briar, May 20, 2013
She is very still, but her eyes follow every moment we make around her. Quickly loaded into a car, her journey to the Sea Turtle Hospital began.....
Transferred to A DNR vehicle in Georgetown for the second leg of her journey....
Briar's one flipper appears to be damaged from an old injury, it can't be completely straightened and has a big bump at the joint.
Initial prognosis for this beautiful animal was very poor, she was not expected to live. But with the excellent care given by Kelly and staff at the AC Sea Turtle Hospital, Briar rallied....
Almost eight months later, SC Sea Turtle Hospital posts an update on Briar..
No longer the thin, barnacle covered turtle....
On January 18th, Meredith, a NMB STP Volunteer takes her family to the SC Sea Turtle Hospital. Briar is the focus of attentions....she loves visitors and comes up to greet them
On January 21, 2014, 8 months after she was rescued, another visit with Briar....Hard to believe this is the same turtle....she has gained over 52 pounds....
Thank you Meredith for your picture.
Posted by NMB Sea Turtle Patrol at 11:28 AM
Thursday, January 2, 2014
December 6th, 5PM, the North Myrtle Beach Sea Turtle Patrol Volunteers gathered to walk in the Annual NMB Christmas Parade.
First, the float must be decorated.....
Nesting turtle is ready to celebrate the season
Hatchlings are emerging........
A huge thanks to all of the NMB Sea Turtle Patrol volunteers who participated in this great community event. A special thanks to Mary and Janice for the pictures. A big thanks to Steve for donating the use of his golf cart and another thanks to Stan, Steve and Bobby for driving the golf cart and the NMB STP Four Wheeler.
Posted by NMB Sea Turtle Patrol at 11:10 AM
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
On Tuesday, December 3rd, a large group of North Myrtle Beach Sea Turtle Volunteers joined other Public Service groups and planted 99 trees in one hour in the New NMB Park and Sports Complex. These trees were donated to the City Of NMB through a Palmetto Pride Tree Grant. The trees were planted at random around the Administration Building, along sides of a interior road system and around the edges of this new 12 acre area of the new park known as the meadows. While a fun time was had by all, it was also a chance for the volunteers to give back to the community.
A huge thanks to all of the NMB Sea Turtle Patrol Volunteers for helping with this project. A special thanks to Corrina, Rob and Pat for the great pictures.
Posted by NMB Sea Turtle Patrol at 10:47 AM