DeBordieu & Hobcaw SCUTE volunteers will do the nest inventory of: DEB09 N just north #5mm (8 min. walk north from Beach Club walkway)
The SCDNR requires volunteers to wait 3 full nights after a nest hatches to go in and dig out the contents. We count hatched eggshells, eggs that did not develop and occasionally find live hatchlings remaining in the nest that could not dig out on their own. Volunteers will put them on the beach, let them instinctively crawl to the ocean and begin their life in the ocean. Please note that we do not always have live hatchlings but it is pretty exciting when we do!