Nest # 1 Hatches

posted: July 18, 2021, 4:20 PM

For 17 nights the team went to the beach waiting and watching a sea turtle nest. These members of the Holden Beach Turtle Patrol (HBTP) had adopted nest #1. They went home Tuesday night July 13 disappointed again because there was no sign that the nest was ready to hatch. Then the phone call came early Wednesday morning, the morning rider saw hatchlings coming out of the nest. The team quickly assembled on the beach in time to assist 87 newly hatched turtles into the ocean at sunrise.

For more photos go to the Photo section of this website for Kemp's Ridley Nest 2021.

HBTWP conducts educational programs about the sea turtles. Those remaining this season are on Wednesdays July 21, 28 and August 4. Children’s Turtle Time is for 3, 4, 5 and 6 year olds at 4 pm and Turtle Talk is held at 7 pm for the entire family. Both events are at the Holden Beach Chapel. The program shares information about the Turtle Patrol, the sea turtles, and how vacationers and residents can help the sea turtles that nest on Holden Beach.

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