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3 Inventories Monday Evening

by The Folly Turtles Crew on Jul 25, 2016

You are welcome to join us on the beach on Monday, July 25th for the inventory of the following three nests:

Nests #6 and #16 located near the 13th Street East Ashley Walkover.
Nest #5 located in The Washout at the 1522 East Ashley walkover.

We’ll get started at Nest #6 and #16 (13 East) at 6 p.m., then go to Nest #5 (Washout) at approximately 7/7:15 p.m.

The usual last minute schedule changes due to weather conditions apply. We appreciate your understanding if we have to cancel with little notice.

Nest 76

by The Folly Turtles Crew on Jul 25, 2016

2016n76Finally!

After months of patrolling, Bella, Kelly, Kyle and Jacob had the exciting experience of finding, investigating AND confirming a loggerhead sea turtle nest.

Great job protecting Nest 76!

Nest 75

by The Folly Turtles Crew on Jul 25, 2016

Allison and Jane had a huge morning finding 3 crawls within the same block. Two were “false crawls” (did not result nests) and one became in situ Nest 75. Thanks to Jane and Allison for all their good assessments and hard work!

Nest 74

by The Folly Turtles Crew on Jul 25, 2016

Thanks to Juanita, Jean K and Lars for finding and safe-guarding Nest 74. No need for relocation this time.

Nest 73

by The Folly Turtles Crew on Jul 25, 2016

Linda Bishop and Jaime Thom found and relocated the 99 eggs from this clutch to a higher, less flood-prone site for safer development.

Nest 72

by The Folly Turtles Crew on Jul 25, 2016

Mike found the tracks for Nest 72 that enabled the relocation and protection of 93 eggs.

Nest 71

by The Folly Turtles Crew on Jul 25, 2016

Melissa found a safer location for the 96 eggs laid by this Momma Turtle. They’ll now have a much better chance of developing into hatchlings.

Nest 70

by The Folly Turtles Crew on Jul 20, 2016

2016n70lightstracksPop test: how many violations of city ordinances can you find in this photo?

Hint … it’s not the tracks.

It’s the house lights being on, illuminating the beach, and the chairs being left on public beach all night.

Fortunately, the sea turtle that left the tracks (and a new nest) did not directly encounter the chairs and the lights didn’t disorient her … THIS TIME.

Violations are reported to Public Safety on a regular basis. Rental management companies distribute “beach rules” to all new arrivals. Signs are posted at nests and all walkovers.

If you have other ideas on how we can get and keep the word out about lights, chairs, litter, and nest protection, please let us know! This is especially important now that hatching has started. Thank you!

Nest 69

by The Folly Turtles Crew on Jul 20, 2016

Nest 69’s arrival was almost a miss, but thanks to awareness and reporting by Folly’s Beach Management Patrol, Teresa was able to confirm and protect the Momma’s work in situ. Thank you!!

Nest 68

by The Folly Turtles Crew on Jul 19, 2016

2016n68tShanna’s great photos clearly show her experience of the morning — an in situ nest nice and high on the beach.

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May every egg become a healthy hatchling!