Are you a fan of sea turtles? Sea turtle season in South Carolina is certainly top tier. I have seen videos and pictures over the years of sea turtles in South Carolina and they are always so beautiful and eye-catching. According to a report posted on Explore Beaufort SC, the 2022 sea turtle season in South Carolina was one for the books.
The season ended on October 31 and the information is in. The data collected by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources show an estimate of over 8,000 nests along the coast. This is the second highest number of nests on record. The majority of the nests belong to loggerheads in the area. This rise in sea turtle nests shows that the future of loggerheads is on to good things. Green sea turtles laid an estimated 21 nests on the coasts from Myrtle Beach to Edisto Island. Hunting Island set a new record with 175 nests. Harbor Island had 97 nests and Fripp Island had 82. If it’s one thing this sea turtle has shown us, is that sea turtles are not going anywhere anytime soon in South Carolina.
Check out the full breakdown of the 2022 sea turtle season in the state here.