Turtle Eggs

On my weekly bike ride over to the island this week I saw something I had never seen before in my 17 years of living at the beach. I saw a turtle nest and the volunteers for the watch program gathering each egg and moving them higher up on the dune to protect them from danger.

This particular turtle had chosen her spot right next to the Kindred Spirit Mailbox, I guess she heard about the famous landmark too? It was an amazing thing to see, just one sea turtle had laid 115 eggs! My friend went back the following evening and was lucky enough to see another nest hatch and watch them as they crawled out to the ocean. It was such an amazing sight to behold, and it’s one of the wonderful and unique parts of living in this area.

If you’d like to get involved with helping the sea turtles and their nests, The Sunset Beach Turtle Watch is always looking for volunteers, even for something as simple as a 30-minute beach cleanup. You can find out more information or contact them through their website www.sunsetbeachturtles.org.

The Mailbox has a nest

The Mailbox has a nest

Turtle Patrol is on the Job!

Turtle Patrol is on the Job!

Moving Each Egg Carefully

Moving Each Egg Carefully

Bag of 115 Turtle Eggs

Bag of 115 Turtle Eggs

Hatchlings Crawling Out to Sea

Hatchlings Crawling Out to Sea

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