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North Myrtle Beach Sea Turtle Watch

The loggerhead sea turtle is an oceanic turtle distributed throughout the world .Loggerheads are considered an endangered species and are protected by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. Untended fishing gear is responsible for many loggerhead deaths. Turtles also suffocate when they are accidentally trapped in fishing trawls. Turtle excluder devices (TEDs) have been implemented in efforts to reduce mortality by providing the turtle an escape route. Loss of suitable nesting beaches and the introduction of exotic predators has also taken a toll on loggerhead populations. Efforts to restore their numbers will require international cooperation since the turtles roam vast areas of ocean and critical nesting beaches are scattered among several countries.

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A GROUP OF VOLUNTEERS WALKING THE BEACHES OF NORTH MYRTLE BEACH TO IDENTIFY AND PROTECT SEA TURTLES

Here is a list of 2010 dates & locations to sea turtle watch:

Date      Nest        Location                   55 Days              60 Days            70 Days

May 22  – #1       4904 N. Ocean Blvd      July 16               July 21                  July 31

June 1    – #2       51st Ave N.                    July 26               July 31                 Aug 10

June 14  – #3       8th Ave N.                      Aug 8                Aug 13                 Aug 23

June 19  – #4       4202 N. Ocea Blvd         Aug 13              Aug 18                 Aug 28

June 27  – #5       13th Ave N.                    Aug 21              Aug 26                 Sept 5

June 29  – #6       4208 N. Ocean Blvd.      Aug 23               Aug 28                Sept 7

July 11   – #7       1308 N. Ocean Blvd.      Sept 4                Sept 9                 Sept 19

July 12  –  #8       2002 N. Ocean Blvd.      Sept 5                Sept 10               Sept 20

July 21   – #9       12th Ave N.                    Sept 14              Sept 19               Sept 29                                                

2 Comments

  1. avatar

    Joyce

    April 26, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    its essentially the king of the loggerhead ocean turtle…

  2. avatar

    Ashley

    April 26, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    I love turtles and hope to be able to see some when we come.

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