September 7, 2011

Sea Turtle Camp: Hurricane Irene and and Hatchlings

Now that Hurricane Irene has passed, our area beaches are beginning to take stock of the storm’s impact on the sea turtles and nests...

While details are still coming in, preliminary information indicates that North Carolina lost 50 nests, South Carolina 59, and Georgia 68. At least 10 nests were lost from Topsail Island, 7 on Bald Head, 5 on Masonboro, and thankfully only 1 on Kure Beach. However, it is still early to tell the full extent of the impact of Irene, especially regarding nests that may have been inundated during the higher spring tides...


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