The Island Eye News

Strange But True Facts About Sea Turtles

By Mary Pringle for The Island Eye News

Photos by Barb Bergwerf

Loggerhead turtles have very large and strong jaws for crushing hard shelled prey.

Sea turtle eggs help nourish dune grasses and provide food for many species of animals.

 Mary Pringle has been the Project Leader for the Isle of Palms/Sullivan’s Island Turtle Team since 2000. It is one of about thirty nest protection projects under the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. She is also on the Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network.