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Baby Loggerhead

Welcome to The Turtle Nest!  We (the turtles and I) are so glad you are here!  This site was created to spread the word about endangered loggerhead turtles.  The experiences, photos, and information shared on this web site have been obtained through participating in the Kiawah Island Turtle Patrol program.  Please sit back, relax, and "surf" with the turtles!

2015 Turtle Season

March 9, 2015 ~ It is just about that time again! We are gearing up for another sea turtle season on Kiawah. Soon we will all be scurrying about on the beach, checking tracks, marking nests, and protecting sea turtles. Hope to see YOU on the beach!

Please NEVER disturb a turtle nest in ANY way! It is a crime unless you have a licensed permit from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. Turtle patrollers are trained & know what to do. Digging or searching through a nest could kill or injure the hatchlings!

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Sea turtles dig the dark...

LIGHTS OUT FOR SEA TURTLES!

Did you know?

The Loggerhead Sea Turtle, Caretta Caretta, was designated as the official reptile of the State of South Carolina by the General Assembly on June 1, 1988, by Act No. 588.

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