Loggerhead Turtles have Hatched!

15 Aug

turtleThe second reported nest of  Loggerhead Turtles hatched on Tybee Island late Thursday night.  By Friday morning, 99 baby loggerheads made their way down the beach and into the ocean.  Some of them needed a little help, but they all made it.

Logger head nests are down this year from last year, a common trend here in Georgia and throughout the Nation.  Last year in Georgia, there were 1,646 nests identified, down to only 938 this year.  Of those numbers, Tybee Island had six of those nests in 2008, versus only two so far this year.

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