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Nests are being "collared"

posted: July 23, 2015, 7:55 AM

If you're on Holden Beach in the evening you'll probably notice more Turtle Patrol members on the beach attending nests. We now have "collared" 8 nests....this means a large black landscape collar has been placed around the nest and a trench has been dug toward the ocean. If you see this it's a "hint" that this nest may hatch in the near future. Collaring is usually done 50 days after the nest was laid. Nest #8 is an "exception". The morning rider saw a depression in the nest, so it was collared on day #44. The baby turtles may be hatching earlier than expected because of the hot weather.



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