Turtle News – Record Season Ends


The 2015 turtle season came to an end on Sunday. Turtlemaster Beautsie Zahrn decided to check on the last remaining nest because of the unusually high tides. It turned out the nest had already hatched so Beautsie , with the help of Judy and Dean Morr, inventoried nest # 69  and the record breaking season came to an end.

The 2015 season brought us an all-time Seabrook Island record 75 nests and we helped 6,095 hatchlings begin their amazing journey. This could not have happened without the hard work and dedication of the nearly 150 Turtle Patrol volunteers.

Nest #69 was found by Monica  Adams, Anne Snelgrove and Melanie Jerome.
Bill and Eileen Middleton found the eggs. It was in situ.
Eggs in the nest – 60
Shells – 25
Unhatched eggs – 35
Dead hatchlings – 0
Live hatchlings – 0
Total live – 25
Hatch & emergence success – 40.9%

We will clean the trucks and equipment on October 10th at 1:00 PM in the Fansler’s driveway at 2618 Seabrook Island Rd. All Turtle Patrol members are invited to pitch in.

The end of year party is scheduled for October 22nd at the Lake House. Please hold the date and await further announcements.

Submitted by Gary Fansler


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