Amidst the king tides over the weekend, we had an inventory where we found a huge surprise, a green sea turtle! We haven't had a green sea turtle nest since 2017 (per Seaturtle.org records). It is a very rare happening across the state and very exciting when it happens. Can't wait to see what the DNA information shows for this mama! Glad she stopped at Edisto!
Conservation efforts are definitely working and we are so thankful for all the hard work of our volunteers here on Edisto Town beach!
Out of 7934 nests across the state of SC, there are only 21 green sea turtle nests this year. We are grateful to have one!!!
All Beach Surveys and turtle activities are performed under permit from SCDNR #MTP548