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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

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