Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Baby Pictures

Here are some pictures of the second nest in North Myrtle Beach.

This is the crawl that gave clues to where to look for the nest.

Sea Turtle Patrol probed the nest looking for eggs.
Found 'em!!
Now we have to keep them safe. Remember poaching or disturbing a nest can result in a Federal fine of $100,000 and one year in jail.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


Another nest was reported in North Myrtle Beach this morning by a sanitation worker. S.C.U.T.E is monitoring the nest now and I will be working with them to track the progress of the this nest in particular. But that's not it! A false crawl was also reported. This means we could see ANOTHER nest in North Myrtle Beach in the next day or so.

Why a false crawl? If a turtle comes on shore to nest but doesn't feel comfortable she will retreat back to the water and try again the next night/early morning. Now that nesting season is getting underway keep in mind a few things that can make a momma feel nervous: bright lights, lots of activity from people or animals, noisy, and camera flashes. So try to keep outside lights to a minimum and if you put a piece of red cloth over your flashlight it won't frighten the turtle too much.

I'll have more tips and info as well as some video of the nest on WMBF News this Sunday night.