September 05, 2017 - 4 Inventories Scheduled!

These inventories will take place at 6:00 p.m. this week:

Wednesday - Relocated DEB35 dated 7/11 located 45 yds. south of Walkway #6

Thursday - Natural DEB31 dated 7/10 located 1 yd. south of Walkway #12 AND Relocated DEB37 dated 7/15 located 70 yds. north of Walkway #11. We will begin with DEB37.

Friday - Relocated DEB33 dated 7/11 located 45 yds. south of Walkway #9

DEB 42   HOB 34   SCUTE 221   SC 5188


September 04, 2017 - Inventory Schedule!

Debordieu SCUTE

Middle: We have 3 inventories scheduled this week:

Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.  - Natural DEB35 dated 7/11 located 45 yds. south of Walkway #6

Thursday at 6:00 p.m. - Natural DEB31 dated 7/10 located 1 yd. south of Walkway #12 (photo) AND Relocated DEB37 dated 7/15 located 70 yds. north of Walkway #11. We will begin with DEB37

DEB 42   HOB 34   SCUTE 221   SC 5185

                                          


September 03, 2017 - 2 Nests Hatch - 2 Nests Relocated - Inventory Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.!

Debordieu SCUTE

North: Brandie and Ryan reported the hatch of Natural DEB28 dated 7/6 (59 days) located 115 yds. north #8mm. 24 tracks were counted. Beth will inventory this nest on her Wednesday morning walk.

Middle: Suzette reported the hatch of Relocated DEB35 dated 7/11 (54 days) located 45 yds. south of Walkway #6 (photo). We will inventory this nest Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.

Nests DEB38 and DEB39 were in danger of being washed out due to scarping by last week's nor'easter. We received permission from SCDNR to relocated them directly back to higher ground this morning. It was interesting see what eggs look like close to hatching time...bright, chalky white and expanded. More in Photo Gallery 59 and 60.

DEB 42   HOB 34   SCUTE 221   SC 5185


September 01, 2017 - Inventory Results!

Debordieu SCUTE

Middle: Tonight we did the inventory of Natural DEB29 dated 7/7 located just south of Walkway #9. Beth spoke to the crowd of about 30 telling them information we have learned through DNA. This turtle has nested 5 times this season all at DeBordieu. Her hatch successes have been in the 80+% range. When Beth found this nest the morning of 7/7, the man staying in the house behind it said he watched the entire nesting process for 2+ hours from his front porch starting about 10:30 p.m. 7/6. As Beth relayed this to the crowd, Pat dug out the nest with John and Jane sorting/counting eggshells/unhatched eggs. There were no live hatchlings remaining in the chamber but this nest had the best success of the turtle's 5 nests with 91%!

We do not have any inventories currently scheduled.


August 31, 2017 - Inventory Friday at 6:00 p.m.!

Middle: Join us Friday night at 6:00 p.m. for the inventory of Natural DEB29 dated 7/7 located just south of Walkway #9.

DEB 42   HOB 34   SCUTE 221   SC 5184


August 29, 2017 - Middle Hatch - Inventory Friday at 6:00 p.m.!

Debordieu SCUTE

Middle: Kathy C. reported the hatch of Natural DEB29 dated 7/7 (53 days) located 90 yds. south of Walkway #9! There were no tracks to count from these fearless turtles who hatched during all the rain last night:) We will inventory this nest Friday at 6:00 p.m.

DEB 42   HOB 34   SCUTE 221   SC 5183


August 27, 2017 - Inventory Results

Middle: Tonight's inventory was quite a windy one with a strong nor'easter sandblasting our fearless team of volunteers. The nest was Natural DEB22 dated 6/25 located just south of Walkway #2. Judy K. dug out the nest contents while Walter, Beth and Bill managed to corral eggs/shells to count before the wind took them away. With no live hatchlings to release the nest had a success of 65% likely due to frequent overwashes.

We currently have no public inventories planned but check back here tomorrow for the morning reports.


August 26, 2017 - Inventory Sunday at 6:00 p.m.!

Debordieu SCUTE

Middle: Join us for the inventory of Natural DEB 22 dated 6/25 located just south of Walkway #2 (in front of peach colored house) Sunday at 6:00 p.m.

Turtle Talk: Mark your calendar to attend a talk about the Marine Turtle Conservation Program on Thursday, Sept. 7 at 10:00 a.m. at the Waccamaw Neck Branch Library. Charlotte Hope, SC Dept. of Natural Resources, will be speaking about the sea turtle program, the huge network of SC volunteers and the success of the 2017 season. This free event should be very interesting (see Photo Gallery 59)!

DEB 42   HOB 34   SCUTE 220   SC 5177


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