Tybee Island’s sea turtle nesting season is really heating up! Nest One was the first of the season to hatch just last week. This week, Nest Two was the star! Tybee Sea Turtle Project workers excavated the nest Friday and were surprised to find 21 live babies still inside. The even better news? There wasn’t a single casualty found and all 21 babies were released safely into the waiting waves. It just doesn’t get much better than that!
The wonderful people with the Tybee Sea Turtle Project are still hard at work, too. They are diligently on patrol each morning, on the lookout for new crawls, and they are monitoring each of the island’s current nests for activity. Tybee has nine nests so far, the latest being Nest Nine found in front of Marlin Monroe’s!
Want to be the first to know what’s going on with Tybee’s sea turtles? Make sure you keep updated on all of Tybee’s breaking sea turtle news and follow the Tybee Sea Turtle Project on Facebook, our own Mermaid Cottages Facebook Page, and of course, stay tuned right here on our blog for everything Tybee Island! Viva la sea turtles!