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Details of what's happened on the beach so far this season!

posted: August 2, 2022, 1:07 PM

What’s happening on the beach…as of Tuesday August 2, 2022

This is the busiest time of the year for the Turtle Patrol…as we still have nesting turtles on the beach as well as nests hatching.
Here are our current statistics...in detail.
We’ve had 61 nests laid this season.
Nest #61 was laid on 8/1 (nesting season still happening!)
False crawls—70
Known eggs—2595 (this means the nests were moved and eggs counted)
Nests moved to date –18
Estimated eggs in nests not moved—5160
Nests not moved -43
Nests collared on the beach as of 8/2—8 (at least 1/2 the HBTP on the beach in the evenings)
Nests that have closed as of 8/2 --11
Nests that have boiled as of 8/2--11
Hatchlings to the water 1330

Don't forget...this is our last week of Children's Turtle Time. This happens 4 p.m. on Wednesday.
We'll have Turtle Talk at 7 p.m. on August 3, 10 and 17.
All events at the Holden Beach Chapel.

This photo was taken by a HBTP trainee during the closing of nest #15

**This conservation work for protected sea turtles on Holden Beach is authorized by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission (ES Permit 22ST11)**





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