Sunday, April 22, 2012
Early Sea Turtle Strandings
At least 3 Sea Turtle Strandings have been reported on North Myrtle Beach from March 30 through April 14.
On March 30, a juvenile green sea turtle was found on the beach around 63rd Ave North, in the Cherry Grove Section. No apparent cause of death was found.
The very next day, a small Kemps Ridley was found around 24th Ave S, Crescent Beach.
Then on April 14th, a good size juvenile loggerhead was reported around 13th Ave N. Linda and Rob were notified around 8:30 PM. This poor turtle, carapace measuring around 24 inches from notch to notch was missing it's head and all of it's flippers.
2012 Sea Turtle Nesting season starts on May 1st.
Posted by NMB Sea Turtle Patrol at 3:58 PM