Summer 2015 Update

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Summer 2015

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

August 30, 2015 - Kiawah has a total of 275 nests. There have been several "wild" nests (nests which hatched that were not originally detected and marked by nesting patrol). Hatching continues up and down the beach as well. Lights out for sea turtles!

July 31, 2015 - Kiawah now has 259 nests.

July 23, 2015 - Kiawah now has 247 nests. Hatching continues up and down the beach as well. Lights out for sea turtles!

July 20, 2015 - As of this morning there are 240 nests on Kiawah's beach.  Also, nests are hatching all over the beach!

July 17, 2015 - 230 nests! That's right TWO HUNDRED AND THIRTY as of this morning.  WOW!

July 15, 2015 - Kiawah's beach has 220 nests as of this morning.

July 9, 2015 - Kiawah's beach has 208 nests as of this morning.

July 6, 2015 - There are 195 nests on Kiawah's beach as of this morning.

July 2, 2015 - Kiawah's beach has 181 nests as of this morning.

June 26, 2015 - There are now 153 nests on Kiawah. WOW!

June 19, 2015 - Kiawah's beach currently has 127 nests. Some nests have been predated by coyotes again this year. Click here to view photos.

June 17, 2015 - We have 116 nests on Kiawah as of this morning.

June 15, 2015 - There are now 100 nests on Kiawah's beach. On a much sadder note, coyotes have "found" Zone 3. A nest was badly predated this morning. Click here to view photos.

June 8, 2015 - There are now 75 nests on Kiawah's beach.

June 4, 2015 - There are 54 nests on Kiawah's beach as of June 4th.

June 1, 2015 - The mama turtles have been busy! There are now 48 nests on Kiawah's beach!

May 29, 2015 - We now have 40 nests on Kiawah's beach!

May 28, 2015 - There are 37 nests on Kiawah's beach as of this morning. GO MAMA TURTLES!

May 22, 2015 - We now have 23 nests on Kiawah's beach.

May 21, 2015 - We now have 21 nests on Kiawah's beach. They may have started out a little late, but our turtle mamas are doing their thing now!

May 19, 2015 - There are now 14 nests on Kiawah's beach.

May 15, 2015 - The first nest on Kiawah was laid last night! Let the games begin! The first nest was laid on May 17th last year.

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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