If you know anything about Mermaid Cottages, you know we love our sea turtles! Well, May 1st marked the beginning of the 2012 season, and we’ve been waiting to hear the news of the turtles’ arrival. Well, today we heard just that!
Tybee‘s first nest of the season was found Tuesday morning! It was located at 11th Street, just over the rack line. Eighty-six eggs were relocated (87 total, one was taken for the genetic study) to a higher spot in the dunes for their safety. The nest is marked off just south of the 11th Street crossover. Tybee Island is now tied with St. Simmons in nest numbers!
Woohoo! Sea turtle season is off and running! We are so thankful for the hard working staff and volunteers with the Tybee Island Sea Turtle Project. They are the important link between us and the beautiful creatures we long to protect. Thanks for all the dedication everyone, and keep up the great work!