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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Myrtle Beach Nest 65th Ave N

Nest #5 this morning.  But this is not a NMB Nest.  I was asked by Anne Wilson, MB State Park to relocate a nest at 65th Ave N in Myrtle Beach.  Don and Kim met me down there around 6:45 this morning.  A nice quiet and dark section of the beach with High Rises on both side.  But since this section of the beach is not actively Patrolled by a turtle group, we moved the nest to NMB.  One of the residents was talking with us while we were working the nest.  She said first time she had ever seen anything like the nest.  She was so excited.  She went on to say that while the beach was quiet at that time of the morning, things heat up fast and the beach gets very busy.  She was glad we were moving it.

The nest contained 109 eggs.  Nice body pit back up against the dune.  108 eggs were relocated back to North Myrtle Beach. 1 egg taken for DNA.  


Deep Hole

New location in North Myrtle Beach

A huge thanks to Don and Kim for going all the way down to MB to help.  A big thanks to our photographer Bill for taking pictures at the new nest.  And a big thanks to all of the volunteers who extended their morning walk to help with the nest.  I had fun and enjoyed meeting some of you for the first time and working with everyone.  We have a great group of volunteers.  

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