By Alison Frey
sland had a great 2018 turtle season. There were 217 recorded nests, hatching over 17,000 baby loggerhead turtles.
142 of the nests were relocated (due to the nest being laid in an unsafe area, such as below the high tide line or in a high traffic area).
The nesting season started May 9. The last nest was evaluated on October 4. The season ended "naturally" and not early, as feared, due to a tropical storm.
South Carolina had over 2,750 nests and over 16,000 hatchlings.
Thank you to our 220 Turtle Patrol volunteers!