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Endangered Baby Sea Turtles Hatching

Occurred on July 12, 2017 / Isle of Palms, South Carolina, USA

Info from Licensor: "It was a once in a lifetime experience to witness these amazing little creatures and three nights in a row! We were on vacation at Isle of Palms when we noticed two areas side by side roped off on the beachside our walk out protecting sea turtle nests. Early in the evening, the sand was starting to cave in on one, so we knew that there was activity. My daughter got her boogie board and was working to get the sand flat and at around 8:30 p.m. the sand cave in and around 70 sea turtles broke free headed to the water. It is believed that the second nest hatched later that night. On the 2nd night, around the same time, 5 more came out of the second nest and on the 3rd night, 25 more came out of the 1st night. It was truly amazing! I recorded the first night and decided if it happens again I would just be in the moment and enjoy it. Never in my wildest dream did I think it would happen 3 nights in a row!"

Location Isle of Palms, South Carolina, USA
Occurred Jul-12-2017
Posted By Kelly Futrell
Posted On Aug-1-2017