North Myrtle Beach Sea Turtle Patrol. Powered by Blogger.

Monday, June 3, 2024

NMB Loggerhead Sea Turtle nest #5

 What a beautiful crisp morning when NMB STP Volunteers come upon this beautiful crawl.  A nice long crawl going right up to the dunes and nice small body pit (nest). 

This spot would be a perfect place for a nest if it wasn't for the many bright lights behind the body pit.  The lights from the buildings would disorient the Hatchlings when they came out and they would go in the direction of these bright lights.  Unfortunately, because of this it is determined to move the nest to a safer part of the beach out of the dander of lights.

Probing is done and the egg cavity is found. All are welcome to look at this egg.  NMB STP Volunteers are excited as they share their knowledge on how we are protecting this nest to help in the survival of the endangered Sea Turtle Species.

As this nest is carefully relocated to a safe part of the beach, we take the opportunity to count the eggs.  111 eggs were in this nest.

A cage and poles are put around this nest indicating this is a protected endangered Sea Turtle nest.  The cage will help protect this nest with all sharing the beaches with us.

Great job NMB STP Volunteers out walking this morning and every morning.  Making the difference in the survival of the endangered Sea Turtle species.

All Sea Turtles are endangered, they are federally, and state protected.  special training, guidelines and permits are required to work with nesting Sea Turtles, Nest, Hatchlings and stranded Sea Turtles.

If you encounter a Nesting Sea Turtle, Hatchling or stranded Sea Turtle in NMB or Briarcliffe areas please call 


No comments:

Post a Comment

  © Blogger templates 'Neuronic' by 2008

Back to TOP