Summer 2009 Update

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Summer 2009

This is the latest news about sea turtle nests on Kiawah Island.

September 23, 2009 - 11 nests remaining... All others have hatched!

September 18, 2009 - Kiawah's finally tally for the 2009 turtle season: 128 nests

August 21, 2009 - There are now 126 nests on Kiawah's beach, plus the two "short stake nests" that have hatched, for a total of 128 nests.

August 17, 2009 - Two "short stake" nests (nests that were not located during nesting patrol, but looked like likely nests, so were marked with short stakes) have hatched! 

August 7, 2009 - Kiawah got another nest! Now we have 123 nests on the beach. 

July 29, 2009 - Kiawah has 122 nests on the beach as of this morning. 

July 20, 2009 - Kiawah has 109 nests on the beach as of this morning. 

July 16, 2009 - Nest #1 has hatched! Let the party begin!

July 14, 2009 - Kiawah has 93 nests on the beach as of this morning. 

June 26, 2009 - Kiawah has 70 nests on the beach as of this morning.

June 23, 2009 - Kiawah has 60 nests on the beach as of this morning.

June 14, 2009 - Kiawah has 40 nests on the beach as of this morning.

June 3, 2009 - Nesting season is in full swing on Kiawah!  As of this morning there are 23 nests on Kiawah's beach.

May 14, 2009 - Nesting season begins on Kiawah!  Nest #1 was laid last night.  July 3rd is the 50 day mark.

May 6, 2009 - Nesting season in South Carolina has arrived!  The first loggerhead nest in SC was laid at Cape Romain.  Be on the lookout for mamas on Kiawah!  Nesting patrol begins this week-end. 

April 21, 2009 - The annual training and t-shirt pick-up session was at 7:00 p.m. at the Sandcastle.  Well-dressed turtle patrollers will be wearing blue t-shirts this year. 

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