located just below the entrance in the edge of the dunes. It was a shallow
nest plagued by ghost crabs. The turtle who laid this nest also laid nests in
2011 at Surfside and North Myrtle Beach-five total. In 2013 she laid one at
Myrtle Beach and four at Briarcliff Acres. In 2016 Briarcliff had one of her
nests and Waties had three!! We hope she has laid more nests on our beach,
and hopefully better ones than this one.
48 hatched and 68 unhatched.
And, on a personal note, a fond farewell to Emily-who will graduate tomorrow
and begin looking for a job with the sea turtles!! The best of luck to a great
volunteer and student!!
Post by Paulette
Pictures by Regena,
Barb and Paulette
|Regena captured the sunrise reflecting off the high rises of NMB|
|The digging begins|
|A once shallow nest became very deep!|
|Our guests help|
|Sorting the eggs|
|Emily's mom counts the eggs|
|The sail boat remains on our beach|
|Karen brought out a lock for our gate!! Thank You!!|