We are happy to report DEB09  Natural 6/6 51 yds. north #5mm in Ocean Park was a large nest of 163 eggs with a great hatch success of 94%! We had a smaller than usual crowd due to the threat of rain. Walter began to speak as Donna started digging out the deep nest. Kathy C. and Bob B. had counting duty. Donna pulled out 2 frisky hatchlings! FINALLY…we had something to share with those who came to see a live turtle. Seeing this really imprints the turtle message in their brains while the turtle is imprinting the GPS of our DeBordieu Beach in theirs!

Watch video: https://youtu.be/NQrE-_–Hgg

Save the date: S.C.U.T.E. Loop 5K Run/Walk – October 23!

8-7-21 Volunteer Bob F. escorts one of 2 hatchlings released at the inventory of DEB09 in Ocean Park. Everyone was excited to FINALLY see a live turtle!
8-7-21 The DEB09 inventory team counted a total of 163 eggs out of this larger than usual nest. The hatch success was an impressive 94%!
8-7-21 Anastasia loves to wear her loggerhead costume to inventories! These children were proud to have their photo taken with the SC state reptile:)