Nest #9 hatched last Friday night! There were 9 volunteers on hand to see all the babies emerge and make their way safely to the water!
Tammy, with the Tybee Sea Turtle Project, excavated Tuesday and learned more about the nest. There were one hundred and five eggs that hatched successfully out of one hundred and seventeen. She also found seven live babies still in the nest and released them near the water. So, all told, there were 97 little success stories born last week!
There are only two nests left to keep an eye on for the 2010 season! We are so grateful for the hard work of everyone involved with the Tybee Sea Turtle Project. Make sure to visit their Facebook page and see the amazing videos of the Nest 9 babies they have posted! Truly beautiful footage! To learn more about sea turtles in our area, you can also visit the Tybee Island Marine Science Center website. Or better yet, plan a trip! We can’t wait to see what the rest of the turtle season will bring!