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Nest #32

by The Folly Turtles Crew on Jul 4, 2015

Another great Westside Team effort enabled Nest 32 to join the Folly fold.
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Many thanks to Juanita, Teri and Donna for the wise assessments, egg finding and relocation, and especially for sharing the sea turtle’s special delivery story with the visitors.
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Nest #31

by The Folly Turtles Crew on Jul 4, 2015

Marlene and Linda took care in moving Nest 31’s 95 eggs from a tide-vulnerable site in County Park to a much safer location. Hard work, well-done! Thank you!

Nest #30

by The Folly Turtles Crew on Jul 4, 2015

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Nest 30 is off to a great start with a relocation from the high tide line to a safer spot near sand-fencing.

Way to go, Betty!

Nest #29

by The Folly Turtles Crew on Jul 4, 2015

img_00791This unusual collection of misshaped eggs were among the 130 laid just above the tide line around 11 p.m. They were found during relocation the next morning by FBTW volunteers Charlotte and Ann who carefully documented the “odd” eggs.

Several people had seen the turtle on the beach and waited respectfully while she nested and began her long crawl back to the ocean. Bright lights on the end of the Pier began to cause her to crawl parallel with the ocean, but she was able to correct her course with the help of a flashlight shining on the waves.

The misshapen eggs included some “doubles,” some empty shells and some with small pin-holes of yolk visible. This anomaly has been seen on another beach as well. Is it the same turtle? We’re hoping the DNA results will show a relationship or give other clues about this Momma Turtle.

Nesting X 6

by The Folly Turtles Crew on Jun 30, 2015

Way behind in posting photos of Folly nests, but wanted to let our faithful followers know that a record-breaking 6 new nests were found on Folly in one very busy morning.

Will catch-up on photos soon. Thanks for staying tuned and supporting the turtles who call Folly Beach home.

Nest #28

by The Folly Turtles Crew on Jun 25, 2015

2015n27foundA happy Linda G found two crawls on this morning … one false and this one that led to a nest of 130 eggs!

After taking care of her own section, Cindy B arrived to create a relocation chamber and help move the eggs to protect them from high tides.

Great Teamwork!

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Nest #27

by The Folly Turtles Crew on Jun 20, 2015

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Three generations took an early morning turtle walk that resulted in a great find!

FBTW volunteer Elizabeth, her Mom and her son were the happy finders and now the caretakers of Nest #27, Elizabeth’s first of the season.

Thanks to Ann and Lars for sharing this special experience and the wonderful photos.

Nest #26

by The Folly Turtles Crew on Jun 20, 2015

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Great teamwork by Cindy W and Becky got Nest #26 safely added to Folly’s inventory.

Nest #25

by The Folly Turtles Crew on Jun 20, 2015

Allison J found another low-lying nest and created a safer environment for the incubation of its 98 eggs. That’s what nest protection is all about! Thanks, Allison.

Nest #24

by The Folly Turtles Crew on Jun 20, 2015

Charlotte found this new, but too low-on-the-beach nest and took care of relocating it away from the danger of high tides. Repeated tidal overwash will result in eggs not hatching. Thanks for giving this one a better start, Charlotte.