North: Today was like Tuesday’s survey with a nest near #7mm and one at #15mm! Both turtles laid in ideal locations. Pat St, subbing for Pat O., found the 2 crawls and gave up the one south #6mm so Donna S. could train Trisha (no Middle activity). Pat easily located the egg chamber of the northern nest while Trisha probed the southern one, dug and touched her first turtle egg! Trisha has walked multiple times and got lucky today…congratulations!
DEB11 Natural north #15mm (Prince George)
DEB12 Natural south #6mm (Ocean Park)
Certification: Anita Turnage is our first volunteer to earn her SCDNR certification! She began volunteering in 2019 with her grandson, Haden. They became enamored with sea turtles after watching an inventory where 36 hatchlings were released! Anita continued walking with many volunteers, learning the procedure and is now a certified team member! Anita, originally from Springfield, VA, resides in Columbia and DeBordieu with her husband Ralph. She received her undergraduate and MBA degrees from USC. Anita is a Master Gardener (Clemson) and an author of children’s books that focus on coastal nature. By being a turtle volunteer, Anita feels it is a way she can give back to nature. We are proud of you!
DEB 12 HOB 5 SCUTE 40 SC 1448