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Monday, May 20, 2013

Leatherback Sea Turtles

At least four Leatherback Sea Turtles have been reported swimming close to the Garden City Pier for the last few days. 

NMB STP Volunteers, John and Betty spent Sunday at the Pier and were treated to a rare show. 

Per Betty: " .......on the Garden City pier watching these amazing creatures.  We believe we saw 4 different turtles.  They seemed perfectly at home and gave us all quite a show.  When we first got there around 11, they were coming up around every 10 minutes.  They would poke their heads up about 4 times, then dive.  One came right towards the pier and disappeared under the pier.  Unfortunately, one of them has a bad wound on the crown of his head.  I imagine its a boat strike.  He was swimming around okay though.  We spent a lot of time talking to folks in their amazement.  Most had no idea what they were seeing.  Such a delightful day.  I am thinking they are going to be there for a little while... "

For many Sea Turtle Patrol Volunteers in South Carolina this is a dream come true.  Thank you John and Betty for sharing.

1 comment:

  1. Hey,
    My name is Rebecca Southern and I go to Uwharrie Charter Academy in North Carolina. I am currently in my Junior year of high school and I'm working on my pledge to make the world a better place and the beginning of my senior project and I wanted to know if I could contact any of y'all. It would be a huge help. Contact me at 3369639446 or


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