2021 Sea Turtle Nesting Season Updates

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2021 Sea Turtle Nesting Season Updates

2021 Sea Turtle Nest Updates

As nests are identified this season, we will provide updates from the Tybee Island Sea Turtle Project here.

Follow along and check back often for the latest information and nest counts.

 

May 18, 2021

Tybee’s first loggerhead sea turtle nest of the season has been identified! Spotted by volunteers Cathy, Gina and Brent.

May 26, 2021

Nest #2 was found. The eggs were relocated away from the high tide line. Thanks to volunteers Anna, Susan and Brent for covering dawn patrol this morning. We were also able to watch the Marco Polo make it’s way up the river channel.

May 30, 2021

Nest #3 was found on the morning of May 30th.

June 1, 2021

Two more nests were located this morning. Both tracks were challenging to work, but we are happy to report that nests 4 and 5 are marked. If you are lucky enough to see a mama turtle nesting on the beach be sure to view from a distance. Disturbing the tracks or putting objects on the nest area makes it very difficult to read the field signs needed to locate the egg chamber. We need to see the tracks where the mama turtle enters and exits the pit area. Please avoid stepping on those areas. You can also help us by filling in holes dug on the beach and keeping the beaches dark.

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