Posted By: Lauren Frye
Posted: October 18, 2010
Last Friday, October 15, the Bald Head Island Conservancy rescued 51 baby Loggerhead sea turtles attempting to hatch from their nest on South Beach but having trouble due to the cold temperatures.
Nest #73 was one of the last few unhatched nests on Bald Head Island. Friday morning was unusually cold, and when the nest hatched the baby turtles were stunned and unable to make their crawl down the beach to the ocean. Luckily, Maureen Dewire, Senior Nationalist and Director of Education, was making her morning rounds on beach when she saw a stream of baby turtles scattered down the beach. Because of the cold temperatures, the turtles’ flippers weren’t as flexible and they couldn’t make the long journey to the ocean. Maureen collected the turtles in her sweatshirt...
Read the full story at the Bald Head Island Times blog (includes some great photos)
Photo from the blog