Summer 2013 Update

 

Summer 2013

This is the latest news about sea turtle nests on Kiawah Island.

October 3rd - A few more wild nests have hatched, bringing Kiawah's total number of turtle nests to 403 for the 2013 nesting season. "Wild nests" are nests that were not initially located by nesting patrol, but found later by the hatching patrol. There are still just a few nests that have not hatched, so keep watching this space!

September 17th - It is official! There are 400 nests on Kiawah Island for the 2013 nesting season. WOW! Nest #400 was a "wild nest" (one that was not initially located by nesting patrol, but found later by the hatching patrol). It hatched over the week-end. There are still a few nests remaining that have not hatched, so the possibility of more wild nests does exist. Will there be even MORE turtle nests this year?

August 11th - There are 376 nests on Kiawah's beach. Looks like the turtle mamas are finally finished nesting.

August 6th - There are now 372 nests on Kiawah's beach. Nesting is nearly over.

August 4th - We now have 369 nests on Kiawah's beach. Those turtle mamas haven't stopped yet either!  They do seem to be slowing down though...

July 26th - As of July 26th, there are 350 nests on Kiawah's beach. The number is already higher than that though (for example, nest #357 was spotted yesterday on the beach) but the official figures are not in just yet. Stay tuned!

July 25th - Kiawah's beach has 342 nests as of July 25th. 350 is looking good!

July 24th - Kiawah's beach has 337 nests as of July 24th.

July 22nd - There are 332 nests on Kiawah's beach as of July 22nd. Is 350 around the corner? Who knows?

July 19th - There are 308 nests on Kiawah's beach as of July 19th. Nesting seems to be slowing just a bit...finally!

July 16th - There are 303 nests on Kiawah's beach as of July 16th. WAHOO!

July 15th - There are 298 nests on Kiawah's beach as of July 15th. Will this morning be the 300th nest?

July 14th There are 294 nests on Kiawah's beach now! It sure looks like 300 nests is within reach!

July 11th - There are 277 nests on Kiawah's beach as of July 11th. All of the sudden 300 nests doesn't sound that crazy does it? Stay tuned!

July 10th - There are now 268 nests on Kiawah's beach as of July 10th. Will we reach 300 nests? Stay tuned!

July 9th - Nesting season isn't over yet! There are now 262 nests on Kiawah's beach.

July 7th - Nesting season has three, perhaps four weeks left, and there are 252 nests on Kiawah Island.

July 4th Well, this just keeps getting better and better.  Kiawah Island now has 240 nests. Amazing!

July 3rd Kiawah already has more nests this year than for ALL of last year! The beach has 233 nests as of July 3rd.

July 1st - They show no signs of slowing! Kiawah's beach now has 224 nests. 

June 30th - DRUM ROLL PLEASE!!!!  There are 217 nests on Kiawah as of June 30th.  How high will the nest numbers go this summer?  Stay tuned!

June 26th Kiawah's beach has 197 nests now!  UNBELIEVABLE!  We should certainly reach 200 by the end of June, which is unprecedented!

June 25th Kiawah's beach has 178 nests now!  That is 40 more than this same date in 1999, which was Kiawah's highest nest count since turtle patrol began.  Yea!

June 23rd There are now 161 nest on Kiawah's beach!  WOW!  That is 40 more than this same date last year.  Amazing!

June 21st Kiawah's beach is up to 142 nests! 

June 19thKiawah's beach now has 135 nests!  That is many more nests than for June 19th than ANY year since 1999.

June 18thThere are 131 nests on Kiawah's beach! 

June 17thThere are 128 nests on Kiawah's beach!  The mamas are still going strong.

June 16th -  There are now 123 nests on Kiawah's beach!

June 15th -  There are 114 nests on Kiawah's beach as of June 15th.  Those nesting turtle mamas are going strong!

June 13th -  The turtle mamas are really going strong, trying their best to exhaust the nesting crews! There are 108 nests on Kiawah's beach as of June 13th.

June 12th -  Can you believe it?  There are 97 nests on Kiawah now.  WOW!

June 11th - Kiawah's beach now has 89 nests!  The mamas are showing no signs of slowing down.

June 9th - Kiawah's beach now has 72 nests!  That is 4 less than on June 9th of last year, and 2012 was a GREAT nesting year.

June 8th - 65 nests now!

June 3rd - Kiawah's beach now has 50 nests. The turtle mamas are going strong!

June 2nd - There are 46 nests on Kiawah's beach as of June 2nd. WOW!

May 31st -The earlier update actually was from May 30th. As of May 31st there are 36 nests on Kiawah's beach! Question of the day: Do sea turtles ♥ this fabulous weather too?

May 30th -There are now 28 nests on Kiawah's beach! Go mama turtles!

May 28th - Three more nests this morning! The total number of nests on Kiawah's beach is now 17. Wahoo!

May 27th - Five new nests this morning, bringing the total number of nests on Kiawah's beach to 14. YEA!

May 26th - Kiawah's beach now has 9 turtle nests.  Go mama turtles!

May 23rd - Nests 2 and 3 were laid this morning!

May 12th - Nest #1 was laid last night on Kiawah Island. Right on time, our mama loggerheads get here on Mother's Day!

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