Nesting Season on SPI
POSTED: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 7:26pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 7:09am
Spring breakers are still on the Island but it's winding down. While they are partying it up on the south end of the Island at the north end Sea Turtle Inc is prepping for nesting season.
Adrienne McCracken is a zoologist with Sea Turtle Inc. Her and the staff are prepping for nesting which starts in April.
"This is a nesting sea turtle they weigh about 100 pounds and a female can lay about 100 eggs."
Once the eggs are laid Sea Turtle Inc transfers those eggs to a safe place at Andie Bowie park which they are constructing right now.
"Protect the nest so we move them into a fence off coral like in this photo, this increase the amount of nests that hatches because they are protected from predators and high tide."
If you see a sea turtle on the beach call Sea Turtle Inc.
"They are endangered species, you don't want to approach them or handle them but we want reports because we want to get out there immediately and protect them.
Nesting season runs through August.