In recent years Loggerheads have made a recovery
being classed as endangered by the U.S. Dept.of
Nesting on Pawleys Island has increased from an
of just 8 -Nests a year from 1996 – 2001 to an
20 -Nests in the years 2010 – 2016. There
was a record
number of 24 -Nests on Pawleys Island in 2016 !!!
Loggerhead nests incubate for an average of 60
hatching almost always occurring in the
of the night. Three days after a hatching is
reported by a
S.C.U.T.E. volunteer, the nest is inventoried and
contents (hatched shells, live hatchlings,
dead hatchlings) are reported to the S.C./ DNR.
inventories are excellent opportunities for the
(particularly children!) to learn more about sea
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