The Seabrook Island Turtle Patrol has been advised by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) that all Turtle Patrol activities will be placed on hold indefinitely due to the current health crisis. This includes strandings of dead or injured sea turtles as well as all activities related to nest identification and protection. The Turtle Patrol is licensed by and operates under the direction of the SCDNR.
Obviously, we are very disappointed by this news. Hopefully, they’ll be able to lift the restriction sometime in the next few months and we’ll be able to resume our activities. In the meantime, the turtles will continue their natural process oblivious to our challenges.
We ask that everyone refrain from interacting with the sea turtles or their nests in any manner.
–Submitted by Gary Fansler