Posted by: dharmabeachbum | November 5, 2013

Loggerheads dig the dark

Loggerheads dig the dark

Back in June 2012, I was blessed with the opportunity to watch as Myrtle Beach State Park rangers and a volunteer worked to relocate the eggs of a Loggerhead turtle nest located in a heavily-traveled section of the grandest of strands. Mrs. Loggerhead crawled ashore at a 45-degree angle. She dug a chamber an arms-length deep, laid her eggs, covered them and headed straight down the beach and out to sea. The eggs hatched roughly seven weeks later. Here’s the link for the full blog that I wrote with more photos included. http://dharmabeachbum.com/2012/06/25/sea-turtles-dig-the-dark/
I also wrote about sea turtle hatchings encountered years earlier in the south end of Myrtle Beach. Sea gulls were making like buzzards that day.
(Photo by Dharma Beach Bum)

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