Around the World and Back Again: Loggerhead Protection on Hilton Head IslandPosted by Christina Galbreath-Gonzalez on
Thanks to a committed staff at the Coastal Discovery Museum as well as conservationists and caring volunteers, the Hilton Head Island Sea Turtle Protection Project is gearing up for another nesting and hatching season which runs from May 1 through October 31.
• The Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) is the state reptile of our state. Weighing in between 300 – 400 pounds as adults, they have brownish or yellow skin and top shells which can measure from 30 – 42 inches in length.
• Temperature and moisture of the sand determines optimal habitat and Hilton Head’s sandy shores make for great nesting.
• Females nest on all areas of the beach starting the first or second week in May with most nests laid along the open-facing beach.
• Females lay four…
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