Summer 2011 Update
This is the latest news about sea turtle nests on Kiawah Island.
Late Breaking Island News: 5:00 p.m. 9/29/11. The Sea Turtle Hospital at the South Carolina Aquarium will be releasing not one but TWO sea turtles on Friday, September 30th. The release will be on the beach at Night Heron Park at 1:00 p.m.. See you on the beach!
July 7th -
July 5th - Kiawah's beach now has 189 nests.
July 3rd - Sea turtle nests on Kiawah as of July 3rd: 184. Still about a month left of nesting season, so this could be a banner year!
June 29th - Kiawah's beach has 161 nests as of June 29th. Our mamas are still going strong, and we still have at least a month of nesting left. GO TURTLES!
June 24th - Kiawah's turtle mamas are still cookin'! Eight nests this morning, bringing our total to 146 nests (as of June 24th). That is 17 nests MORE than 2003 (when Kiawah finished the season with 225 nests). Amazing!
June 22nd -
June 19th - Kiawah's turtle patrollers have been unbelievably busy this past week. As of June 19th there are 120 nests on Kiawah's beach. That is an extraordinary number for this point in the nesting season. Holy cow! (or would that be holy mama turtles?)
June 16th - Not one, two, three, or even four nests this morning, but SEVEN! Yeeowzah! That makes 96 nests on Kiawah now. Those were some busy nesting patrollers this morning!
June 14th - There are now 84 nests on Kiawah's beach. Amazing!
June 13th - As of June 13th, there are 82 nests on Kiawah's beach. Yea!
June 9th - Four more loggerhead nests this morning, for a grand total of 72 nests on Kiawah's beach. WOW!
June 7th - Kiawah now has 67 loggerhead sea turtle nests! Yea! That's 21 nests in 5 days, for those of you keeping track. Amazing!
June 3rd - Six additional loggerhead sea turtle nests Friday! Now Kiawah has 52! WOW!
June 2nd - More loggerhead sea turtle nests! There are now 46! WOW!
May 29th - another loggerhead sea turtle nest this morning, for a total of 32 now! YEA! You can learn more about Kiawah's turtles by "liking" The Turtle Nest Facebook page.
May 27th - Kiawah's beach now has THIRTY nests. Go mama turtles!
May 22nd - There are now 15 nests on Kiawah's beach.
May 18th - Kiawah's beach now has seven nests. This same time in 2010, there were three...
May 10th - Nesting season begins on Kiawah! Nest #1 was laid last night.
May 4th - The annual training and t-shirt pick-up session was at 6:30 p.m. at the Sandcastle. Well-dressed turtle patrollers will be wearing light blue t-shirts this year.
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