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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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Aug 24 2018

Sea Turtle CSI At Its Best

By Mary Pringle for The Island Eye News One of the most interesting things we get to do as Turtle Team members is to investigate the “scene of the crime” where a turtle has laid her eggs on the beach. We study the field signs to see where the eggs might be hidden, and we …

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Aug 09 2018

Dolphins Finish Season Strong

By Susan Hill Smith for The Island Eye News Photos by Mic Smith Photography LLC Wild Dunes Dolphins Swim Team made notable gains with the 2018 season, which ended with the team taking fourth place at the East Cooper Swim League Championships the weekend of July 20-21. “This year, we won three out of five …

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Aug 07 2018

No Way To Lay A Nest

By Mary Pringle for The Island Eye News When a female loggerhead sea turtle is ready to lay her eggs, she follows a very set group of instinctive behaviors. She looks from the surf to make sure there are no lights on the beach before crawling ashore. This is a very stressful undertaking and requires …

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Jul 11 2018

Diving Into Summer

Photo by Mic Smith Photography, LLC Wild Dunes Swim Team’s 2018 summer is off to a fantastic start with 149 swimmers, ages 5-18, from the islands and nearby neighborhoods. The Dolphins already have two wins from early meets against I’on and Rivertowne on the Wando. The season continues into mid-July with the East Cooper Swim …

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Jul 09 2018

Rent A Boat/Save A Turtle

By Mary Pringle for The Island Eye News “Rent a Boat/Save a Turtle” – this is what Adrian Honeycutt of Phoenix, AZ said after the experience her family had on Capers Island on June 20. She and her husband and children were visiting here with relatives on Daniel Island and Summerville and rented a boat …

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Jun 20 2018

Where Have All The Turtles Gone?

By Mary Pringle for The Island Eye News Last year by mid June the Island Turtle Team had recorded close to 30 nests – 24 on the Isle of Palms and 5 on Sullivan’s Island. By July 1 there were 47 nests on these two islands. But it is quite a different story this season. …

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Jun 13 2018

New Market Is Home Run For The Team

By Mimi Wood, Staff Writer For The Island Eye News No one could be more excited about Middle Street Market, located next door to Home Team BBQ on Sullivan’s Island, than its new General Manager, Lesley Fox. “She was hand picked,” says Sean Daniher, of Home Team, which opened Middle Street Market on Memorial Day …

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May 25 2018

University School Of The Lowcountry Wins SCISA Lower School Quiz Bowl

By Lyndi Bonnette for The Island Eye News Larry Watt, executive director of the South Carolina Independent School Association, announced the winner of the SCISA Lower School Quiz Bowl. The team from University School of the Lowcountry from Mt. Pleasant finished the competition with the top score, followed by the team from Cathedral Academy from …

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May 01 2018

Dolphins Swim Team Registration Underway

By Susan Hill Smith for The Island Eye News Wild Dunes Dolphins Swim Team Head Coach Nick Tipling has seen a growing dedication from the team’s swimmers since he started leading them in 2016, and that makes him optimistic about the upcoming season, which kicks off the second week of May. “We have some good …

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