2018 Turtle Patrol Season Comes to a Close

The 2018 Turtle Patrol season ended with an enjoyable Year End Party on October 9th and the final Inventory on October 10th.

 Nest 31 Inventory Results

Nest 31 was found by Rob Jerome, Cathrine Scully, Sue Thomas & Mike Vinson on August 13th. It hatched in 54 days.  

Shells                                       67                    
Unhatched eggs                       8                

Dead hatchlings                       1      

Live hatchlings                         0   

Total live                                  66

Hatch Success                        88.1%

Emergence Success                86.8%

 The Turtle Patrol had another very successful season. We added 25 very active new members, our beach survived two storms and the dunes are starting to rebuild.

2019 should be even better!

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Turtle Patrol Educates Children at Johns Island Library

September 29th Lori Porwoll of the Seabrook Island Turtle Patrol, helped educate children at the Johns Island Library. The Turtle Patrol's participation was a part of the Patrol's community outreach program which helps promote Sea Turtle conservation and education. Lori reported that the participants "were quite attentive and asked lots of questions".
Our thanks to Lori who also represents the Turtle Patrol at the annual Turtle Day at the Aquarium and the Seabrook Island Kid's Camp.

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Inventory Results - Nests 28 through 30

We’re very happy to report that all of our nests emerged from the storm unscathed. Here are the results of the most recent inventories:

Nest 28 Inventory Results

Nest 28 was found by Chris Palmer & Gayle Evans on July 26th.

Shells                                      71                         
Unhatched eggs                     3                     

Dead hatchlings                      0        

Live hatchlings                        0     

Total live                                 71    

Hatch success                        94.6 %

Emergence success               94.6%

 

Nest 29 Inventory Results

Nest 29 was found by Kim Neath on July 30th.

Shells                                       54                    
Unhatched eggs                       5               

Dead hatchlings                        0    

Live hatchlings                          0

Total live                                  54

Hatch success                         90.0%

Emergence success               90.0%


 Nest 30 Inventory Results

Nest 30 was found by Cathrine Scully, Mike Vinson, Rob Jerome & Gary Holtz on July 30th.


Shells                                      86                   
Unhatched eggs                      4                

Dead hatchlings                       0    

Live hatchlings                         0

Total live                                  86

Hatch success                         93.4%

Emergence success               93.4%

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Nest 26 & 27 Inventory Results

Nest 26 Inventory Results

Nest 26 was found by Beverly Stribling & Nancy Pondelik on July 23rd.  

Shells                                       64                    
Unhatched eggs                        4                

Dead hatchlings                       0      

Live hatchlings                        64   

Total live                                  64

Hatch success                         91.4%

Emergence success                  91.4%

 

Nest 27 Inventory Results

Nest 27 was found by Lori Porwoll, Lynda Zegers,Ruby Jenkins & Pam Salvestrini on July 24th. 

Shells                                      76                    

Unhatched eggs                       7               

Dead hatchlings                       0      

Live hatchlings                        76   

Total live                                  76 

Hatch success                         89.4%

Emergence success                  89.4%

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Nest 25 Inventory Results

Nest 25 Inventory Results

Nest 25 was found by Eileen Middleton and Kim & Jasper Neath on July 9th.  It hatched in 52 days.

Shells                                      90                    

Unhatched eggs                      5                

Dead hatchlings                       0      

Live hatchlings                         0   

Total live                                 90

Hatch success                        93.9%
Emergence success               93.9 %

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