2011 Final Turtle Count

posted: October 26, 2011, 7:54 AM

We had a total of 30 turtle nests on Holden Beach this summer. All were loggerhead turtle nests.
We had a total of 3422 eggs laid and 2372 turtle hatchlings released.
The number of total turtles released (70%) may seem low. This can be attributed to 5 nests this year that were completely non-fertile eggs. If we don't count those nests, the release rate was 79%. Yeah!

We also had a total of 2494 people attend Turtle Talk this summer! Wow!

Thanks to everyone for their hard work and support of the sea turtles on Holden Beach.

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