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Sea Turtle Sightings

Tybee Island sea turtle nesting seasonWe have lots to report in Sea Turtle sightings this week, especially since our much-loved sea turtle came home!

Yep, the Tybee Island Welcome sign is truly a welcome sight thanks to our Department of Public Works and a very special home-coming.  Our sea turtle is back “nesting” and poised to receive the thousands of visitors that love to pose for photos with her!

Also, Turtle Tammy has been enjoying an active season and we appreciate her regular updates and all of the volunteers who patrol our beaches for turtle tracks and nests.  To date, Georgia has 1,165 sea turtle nests and there are still two more months of nesting.  Tammy predicts we’ll see the 2,000 nests mark reached this year.  Tybee Island currently has 8 nests and there have been 15 false crawls.

The weather and the motion of the ocean has made for a more messy beach this year, but our hard-working Department of Public Works has … read more

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