July 27, 2017 - Inventory results

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North: Tonight, we did the inventory of Natural DEB03 dated 5/22 located 80 yds. north of #7mm. Carolyn educated the small group and spoke about the problem with balloons that end up in the ocean and are mistaken for food by marine animals. Susan dug out the chamber contents as Kathi A. and Kathy C. sorted/counted eggs. With no live hatchlings remaining in the nest, the success was a low 48%. This could be due to the coarse, shelly sand or maybe the health of the turtle. DNA will tell us the success of her other nests.


July 27, 2017 - Hobcaw false crawl - Inventories tonight and Sat. at 6:00 p.m.!

North: We will inventory Natural DEB03 dated located 80 yds. north of #7mm at 6:00 p.m. tonight. This nest is just north of the northernmost DeBordieu house.

Middle: We will inventory Natural DEB08 dated 5/27 located 14 yds. north of Walkway #10 Saturday at 6:00 p.m.

Hobcaw: Susan had a false crawl south of #6mm this morning. Maybe this turtle will try again tonight.

DEB 41   HOB 30   SCUTE 199   SC 4856


July 26, 2017 - Results of 2 inventories!

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Tonight we did the inventories of DEB05 and DEB06 in the Middle section. Susan did a good job educating the crowd of about 50. Fortunately, we had a lot of volunteers on hand!

DEB05 dated 5/24 located south of Walkway #10 - Kathy C. dug out the nest assisted by Carolyn, Jane and Judie E. With no live hatchlings remaining in the nest, the success was 95%!

DEB06 dated 5/26 located just south of Walkway #9 - Kathi A. dug out the nest assisted by Beth, Suzette, Pat S. and John. With 8 live hatchlings remaining in the nest, the success was 91% (watch video: cut & paste link: http://youtu.be/eCRPCdCaCfo) ! Volunteers put the turtles on the beach to crawl to the ocean and begin their incredible journey. More in Photo Gallery 58.


July 26, 2017 - North Nest! Inventory results - Inventory Schedule

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North: Pat had a new nest today just south of #9mm. She probed and found the egg chamber and left it natural...good job! She also did the inventory of Relocated DEB09 located north of #8mm and was joined by 10 interested beach walkers. With no live hatchlings remaining in the nest, the success was 74%.

We will inventory natural DEB03 dated 5/22 located 80 yds. north #7mm Thursday at 6:00 p.m. (just north of northernmost house).

Middle: Suzette reported the hatch of Natural DEB08 dated 5/27 (60 days) located 14 yds. north Walkway #10. We will inventory this nest Saturday at 6:00 p.m.

Tonight at 6:00 p.m. we will inventory these 2 nests beginning with DEB05:

Natural DEB05 dated 5/24 located 7 yds. south Walkway #10 AND Natural DEB06 dated 5/26 located 76 yds. south Walkway #9

DEB 41   HOB30   SCUTE 196   SC 4821

 


July 25, 2017 - Results of 2 inventories!

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Middle: Tonight we did the inventories of 2 nests which both had good results! Over 100 people turned out to learn more about our beloved loggerhead sea turtles and hoping to see hatchlings.

Walter gave the turtle talk at DEB04 located just north of Walkway #7. There were no live hatchlings but the nest had a very good success of 94%!

DEB07 south of Walkway #8 had 2 turtles in the chamber! They were put on the beach to crawl to the ocean but needed a little help when the waves kept washing them back in. Walter gave them a lift and sent them on their incredible journey.  The success of this nest was also a very good 92%! (See Photo Gallery 57)

Stay tuned for 2 inventories Wednesday night at 6:00 p.m. and one Thursday night at 6:00 p.m. Check the website for the Wednesday update.....


July 24, 2017 - North Nest - Inventories Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday!

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The turtles are still coming in to nest and heading out from hatching...busy time. Lots of inventories to attend this week!

North: Ingrid and Tom had a new natural nest located south of #15mm at Prince George. They reported the turtle got disoriented on her return to the ocean and wandered 1/4 mi. to the steps of the Prince George parking lot. Maybe she was attracted to the glow of the lights of Myrtle Beach:( She eventually found her way back to the ocean!

Ingrid and Tom reported the hatch of natural DEB03 dated 5/22 located 80 yds. north #7mm. We will inventory this nest Thursday at 6:00 p.m. (just north of North Access Rd.)

Middle: Walter reported the major hatch of natural DEB06 dated 5/26 located 76 yds. south WW#9 with 43 tracks counted (photo)! This nest had 2 tracks out yesterday. We will inventory this nest and natural DEB05 dated 5/24 located 7 yds. south WW#10 Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.  beginning with DEB05.

We will inventory natural DEB04 dated 5/22 located 127 yds. north WW#7 and natural DEB07 dated 5/26 located 29 yds. south WW#8 Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. beginning with DEB04.

DEB 40   HOB 30   SCUTE 190   SC 4759

 


July 23, 2017 - Middle Nest - 2 Inventories Tuesday & Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.!

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Middle: Judy found a classic crawl 50 yds. south of Walkway #8 laid above the high tide line. She probed and located the egg chamber and left the nest natural...nice job!

Judy also reported these nests hatched.:

Natural DEB05 dated 5/24 located 7 yds. south of Walkway #10

Natural DEB06 dated 5/26 located 76 yds. south of Walkway #9

We will inventory both of these Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. beginning with DEB05.

These nests will be inventoried Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. beginning with DEB04:

DEB04 dated 5/22 located 127 yds. north of Walkway #7

DEB07 dated 5/26 located 29 yds. south of Walkway #8

DEB 39   HOB 30   SCUTE 187   SC 4723

 

 

 


July 22, 2017 - DEB02 Inventory results!

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Middle: Tonight we did the inventory of natural DEB02 dated 5/14 located 18 yds. north of Walkway #8. We were concerned about this nest because we had seen crabs and fire ants. Bill spoke to the crowd as Beth dug out the nest while Judie E. and Kathy C. sorted and counted. Beth kept bringing out handfuls of hatched shells which was a great sign. With no live hatchlings remaining in the nest, the success rate was a healthy 95%!

 


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