Cozy Cottages & Happy Homes

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Month: August 2011

Tybee is Cruising with Clover this Thursday!

Meet Clover!

Tomorrow is a big day on Tybee Island! Thursday, August 4th, the Burton 4H Center is holding an event to celebrate the long awaited release of Clover the sea turtle. Clover hatched right here on Tybee Island on August 13th back in 2008 and marine science experts raised her from a tiny hatchling. She is currently a beautiful and healthy 24 pounds and is now ready to head out to her ocean home!

Help us give Clover the best send-off ever this Thursday!

The Cruise with Clover campaign was a fundraising effort and we are so happy to say the effort successfully raised the $5,000 needed to purchase Clover’s satellite transmitter. The transmitter will allow marine experts and all of her fans to track Clover after her release over on! Isn’t that awesome?

With this neat transmitter, you can track Clover's journey through the ocean!

Make plans to attend the release and send Clover off in style! Join the fun at the Tybee Pier and Pavilion from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The release will happen between 2 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. There will also be loads of other things for adults and children alike, including other live animals to see and observe, sea turtle products, and much more! Don’t miss a minute! Help Tybee Island let Clover know we are proud of her and wish her luck on her journey home. We hope to see you there!

Mermaids in New York!

When you think about mermaids, naturally the ocean comes to mind. Well, who said mermaids only live in the ocean? We like to think mermaids make any body of water their home! So it didn’t surprise us to see this mermaid sighting (complete with dolphin companion!) come to us all the way from the lake side city of Dunkirk, New York!

Merman Rob, hubby of our own Mermaid Melissa, spotted this lovely lady while out geocaching!he tells us she makes her home right outside of Dunkirk, NY at a lakeside motor court. Isn’t that awesome? Mermaids really do pop up everywhere! Thanks so much for sharing Rob, she’s gorgeous!

Do you have a mermaid sighting to share? Please sen your pictures and stories to and let us share your sighting with the world! We can’t wait to hear from you!

Breaking Tybee Sea Turtle News!

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!

Tybee Island Sea Turtle ProjectWant 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!