August 10, 2017 - 2 Hobcaw Nests - Inventory Friday at 6:00 p.m.!

Debordieu SCUTE

Middle: We will inventory Natural DEB18 dated 6/16 located 25 yds. south of Walkway #8 Friday at 6:00 p.m. Please check website Friday at 5:00 p.m. for status if weather is threatening.

Hobcaw: Just as we thought the turtles were finished nesting, Susan had 2 natural nests this morning! She had a crawl near #13mm, probed and located the egg chamber (HOB33). She also had a crawl north of #6 where the turtle made a body pit in some dead vegetation. This was a bit more challenging but the eggs were found and this nest became HOB34. Today's 2 nests gave us a total of 76 nests on DeBordieu and Hobcaw. We have surpassed our 2nd best season in 1995 when we had 75 nests! Thanks to all our dedicated volunteers for their protection of threatened loggerhead sea turtles...our efforts are paying off!

DEB 42   HOB34   SCUTE 215   SC 5057


August 09, 2017 - 3 Hobcaw false crawls - Inventory Friday at 6:00 p.m.!

Debordieu SCUTE

Middle: We will inventory Natural DEB18 dated 6/16 located 25 yds. south of Walkway #8 Friday at 6:00 p.m.

Hobcaw: Nesting may not yet be over for 2017. Susan had a false crawl yesterday and that same turtle may have returned last night. Kathi A. had 3 false crawls this morning (photo of one). Maybe this turtle will return tonight and successfully nest!

DEB 42   HOB 32   SCUTE 213   SC 5057


August 08, 2017 - Middle Hatch - Inventory Friday at 6:00 p.m.!

Debordieu SCUTE

Middle: Kathy C. reported the major hatch of Natural DEB18 dated 6/16 (only 51 days) located 25 yds. south of Walkway #8! She counted about 50+ tracks out of the egg chamber. We will inventory this nest Friday at 6:00 p.m.

Hobcaw: Susan had a crawl 25 yds. north of #10mm which was our first in about 9 days. She probed an area of possibility up against the dune but found no eggs. Maybe this turtle will try again tonight.

DEB 42   HOB 32   SCUTE 212   SC 5044


August 07, 2017 - Inventory results

Middle: Tonight we did the inventory of Natural DEB14 dated 6/10 located just north of Walkway #4. Kathy C. dug out the nest contents while Judy, Paula and Suzette counted and sorted eggs, etc. Betsy spoke to the crowd of about 35-40 who asked some good questions. There were no turtles remaining in the nest but the sucess was a good 86%. We currently have no public inventories scheduled but that could change with hatching news from the volunteers after their Tuesday morning walks!


August 07, 2017 - Inventory a Go!

We will have tonight's inventory as planned at 6:00 p.m.


August 07, 2017 - Inventory Tonight at 6:00 p.m.!

Middle: We will inventory Natural DEB14 dated 6/10 located 80 yds. north of Walkway #4 tonight at 6:00 p.m.

DEB 42   HOB 32   SCUTE 211   SC 5040


August 06, 2017 - Inventory results!

Debordieu SCUTE

Tonight, we did the inventory of Natural HOB09 dated 6/3 located high on the dune in Ocean Green in front of the tan stucco house. An interested crowd of about 35 turned out to listen to Kathy C. educate about loggerheads while Walter dug out the nest contents. Susan and Jane sorted and counted eggshells. There were no live turtles remaining in the nest but the exciting part was the success was a great 97%!


August 05, 2017 - Inventory results

Middle: A crowd of 30-40 turned out for the inventory of Relocated DEB12 dated 6/5 located south of Walkway #4. Walter gave his captivating turtle talk educating all about our beloved state reptile, the loggerhead sea turtle. Jane dug out the nest contents as Pat S., John and Judy K. sorted and counted the eggshells and unhatched eggs. There were no live hatchlings remaining in the nest but all were invited to inventories Sunday and Monday at 6:00 p.m. and the hope of seeing some turtles! The hatch success of this nest was 71%.

Sunday - HOB09 dated 6/3 located in Ocean Green in front of the tan stucco house (access by Walkway #12)

Monday - DEB14 dated 6/10 located just north of Walkway #4


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