Tag: Leatherback

Aug 30 2018

Why Our Leatherback Eggs Did Not Hatch

By Mary Pringle for The Island Eye News Photos by Barb Bergwerf Many people have asked how the Leatherback nest laid in Wild Dunes did. Unfortunately the inventory conducted on August 10 when it was 73 days old and overdue showed that none of the 95 large eggs showed any sign of embryonic development. While …

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Jun 05 2018

Leatherback Turtle Nests On Isle Of Palms

By Mary Pringle for The Island Eye News Photos by Barbara Bergwerf For the first time in recorded history a leatherback turtle nested on the Isle of Palms on May 29. Every spring there are a few leatherback nests in the state. So our Turtle Team has always hoped to have one, and it finally …

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May 17 2017

Turtle Season Starts With A Bang

By Mary Pringle for Island Eye News On Saturday morning, April 29, Captain Chris Wilson of Finaddict/Light Tackle Charters spotted a leatherback turtle entangled in a crab trap rope in Cove Inlet near the Sullivan’s Island boat landing. He reported it to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources hotline in Columbia (1.800.922.5431) and got …

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Mar 25 2015

Rare Leatherback Returns To The Wild

By Kate Dittloff for Island Eye News Yawkey, an endangered leatherback sea turtle found washed ashore in the Lowcountry last week is headed back to open water. The turtle was released on the Isle of Palms, by the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Rescue Program and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. Representatives from …

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