August 05, 2017 - Tonight’s Inventory a Go!

The weather looks favorable to go ahead with the inventory of Relocated DEB12 just south of Walkway #4 at 6:00 p.m.


August 04, 2017 - Inventories Sat. & Sun. at 6:00 p.m.!

Middle: We will inventory Relocated DEB12 dated 6/5 located just south of Walkway #4 Saturday at 6:00 p.m.

Hobcaw: We will inventory Natural HOB09 dated 6/3 located in Ocean Green Sunday at 6:00 p.m. This nest is just south of Walkway #12 in front of the tan stucco house.

DEB 42   HOB 32   SCUTE 207   SC 5007


August 02, 2017 - 2 Hatchlings Released at Inventory!

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Middle: Tonight we did the inventory of Relocated DEB11 dated 6/2 located just north of Walkway #8. Bill educated the big crowd in 'all things turtle' while Walter dug out the chamber contents. Susan and Kathy C. pitched in sorting and counting the many white, hatched eggshells. Walter brought 2 live, frisky hatchlings out of the nest to the thrill of the crowd. As the 2 lines of people were formed, Suzette released the hatchlings. They paraded by the many who were snapping their photos and were all smiles. The tide was going out, the current was strong and the 2 turtles were swept into their new watery home. The success of this nest was a very good 93%...congratulations to Beth who earned her certification on this relocated nest!


August 02, 2017 - Middle Nest Hatch - Inventories tonight and Saturday at 6:00 p.m.!

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Middle: Suzette reported the major hatch of Relocated DEB 12 dated 6/5 (58 days) located just south of Walkway #4! She estimated 50-60+ tracks all heading straight to the calmed down ocean. We will inventory this nest Saturday at 6:00 p.m.

We will inventory Relocated DEB11 dated 6/2 located just north of Walkway #8 at 6:00 p.m. tonight.

DEB 42   HOB 32   SCUTE 207   SC 4984


August 01, 2017 - 36 Turtles Released at Inventory!

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Middle: Tonight we did the inventory of Relocated DEB10 dated 5/31 located just north of Walkway #7. This was our biggest inventory to date with 100+ people of all ages attending. Walter gave his factual and animated turtle talk inviting children to sit in close to the nest. Beth did the digging in the dense, dark sand as Pat and Judy sorted/counted shells, etc. Beth began to bring out one hatchling after another finally ending with a total of 36! Paula passed around the bucket for all to see and photograph. When it came time for the release of the hatchlings, Walter gave everyone the instructions to form 2 lines and let the turtles crawl naturally to the ocean. Paula released the turtles in groups of 5 as volunteers spotted turtles to ensure their safety and everyone cooperated. Thanks to the inventory team for a great job! The hatch success of this nest was 73%. More in Photo Gallery 58.


July 31, 2017 - Middle Inventories Tues. & Wed. at 6:00 p.m.!

Middle: We will inventory Relocated DEB10 dated 5/31 located 99 yds. north of Walkway #7 Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.

We will inventory Relocated DEB11 dated 6/2 located 56 yds. north of Walkway #8 Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.

DEB 42   HOB 32   SCUTE 206   SC 4968


July 30, 2017 - Hobcaw Nest - Middle hatch! Inventories Tues. & Wed. at 6:00 p.m.

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Middle: Relocated DEB11 dated 6/2 (58 days) located 56 yds. north of Walkway #8 had a major hatch! Judy K. counted about 70 tracks. We will inventory this nest Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.

We will inventory Relocated DEB10 dated 5/31 located 99 yds.  north of Walkway #7 Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.

Hobcaw: Betsy had a natural nest almost at the inlet north of #18mm. The turtle meandered for a while on her return crawl but finally found the ocean.

DEB 42   HOB 32   SCUTE 206   SC 4931


July 29, 2017 - Inventory results

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Middle: Tonight we did the nest inventory of Natural DEB08 dated 5/27 located south of Walkway #10. The inventory team included Kathy C. (educating the crowd), Walter (digging out the chamber), and Beth, Carolyn and Jane (sorting and counting eggs). With no live hatchlings remaining in the nest, the success was a good 88%!

Join us Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. for the inventory of Relocated DEB10 dated 5/31 located just north of Walkway #7!


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