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Loggerhead Hatchlings

Loggerhead Hatchlings

Hatching season is in full swing on Kiawah these days! Be sure to head to the beach early in the morning and look for the yellow turtle team t-shirts if you would like to walk the beach and "talk turtle" with turtle patrollers.

 

Would you like to see more photos of Kiawah? Visit My Scribe Photography by clicking the "Photographs" button. You can also see some on Facebook by liking the Welcome To Kiawah Facebook page!

 

** On Our Minds **

Can you believe it has already been 10 years since The Sanctuary opened? Please click here to read the article ~ August 17, 2014

Please NEVER disturb a turtle nest in ANY way! Please click here to read the article ~ August 1, 2014

Kiawah TOPS the list of "dreamy" U.S. Islands Please click here to see the list ~ July 15, 2014

Kiawah gets a nice shout-out! - Great Urban Weekend Escapes: Charleston, SC  Click here to read...~ July 15, 2014

Golfers "meet" gator at The Ocean Course on Kiawah - Click here for more... ~ July 1, 2014

Conde Nast Traveler names The Sanctuary as the #2 best American beach resort. Congrats Kiawah Island Golf Resort! Click here to read about it. ~ June 10, 2014

Best cities to live in South Carolina: Charleston is #1! ~ May 29, 2014

Best Beach in America?: Beachwalker Ranks 10th ~ May 2014

 

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Friday, August 15th  ~ Kiawah is sunny and warm this morning. We have terrific weather in store, so it is time for a virtual excursion to one of Kiawah's natural wonders! Have you ever visited the Rhett's Bluff Nature Area? This is a wetland area that showcases many of Kiawah's native plants.  There is a raised boardwalk to stroll through the area.  Why not go visit and take a look for yourself?

Remember to STAY HYDRATED when it is this hot, especially during your time outside. Our wild friends need to drink lots of water too, so why not help them out with a few simple things? Click here to read how...

 

** Turtle News **  

August 15, 2014 ~ Looks like our nesting mamas are not quite finished. Two new nests on August 14th, bringing Kiawah to 123 nests!

FOUR nests have been COMPLETELY destroyed by coyotes. Several nests have also been predated by coyotes, both before AND after they were laid. Apparently the coyotes have figured out how to identify the nests, even AFTER the initial nesting. It's a distressing time for sea turtles on Kiawah. All nests in Zone 3 and in Zone 4 have been screened for the remainder of the summer. Hopefully that will cut down on post-nesting predation from the coyotes. Sadly there is no way to prevent the coyotes from locating nests BEFORE turtle patrol has a chance to screen them. That is a real problem, and is by far responsible for the largest nest/egg loss.

Here is an example of what a nest looks like after a coyote has visited it. This one isn't as badly damaged as some...

Nest #12 - Please click to enlarge...

For more photos and information, please visit The Turtle Nest at http://www.KiawahTurtles.com, or find it on Facebook.

 

Another success for the Sea Turtle Hospital at the South Carolina Aquarium! Amelia was released June 6, 2014. Please click here to see a short video of the release.

 


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