Nature Notes

JOANNE VOULELIS, LOWCOUNTRY MASTER NATURALIST, COASTAL DISCOVERY MUSEUM: What Happens to Animals During a Hurricane?While humans rely on weather reports to forecast an impending hurricane, many animals can sense a storm well inadvance and get out of harm’s way. Changes in barometric pressure, for instance, are warning signs for birds, sharks and some other species to quickly seek safety. But where do they go?Many marine animals such as whales, dolphins, sharks and manatees will swim into deeper water to find refuge, but this is no guarantee. Sea turtles are adept at navigating waters during severe storms, but high surf can …

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From the Desk of the GM

As we move into the fall months and hurricane season, I wanted to make you all aware that Meredith Elmore has been promoted to Assistant General Manager. She has completed 24 years of service to Shipyard, earned her Doctorate in Management/Organizational Theory, and achieved a CAI property manager designation. Over these 24 years, she has taken on every task we have sent her way from Beach Club operations to communications efforts, human resources, and oversight of office operations. Her service has been invaluable, and I know you will congratulate her as we have for her excellent work. We are all …

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Owner Updates

Owner Updates Important Reminders from the Welcome Center • WELCOME CENTER HOURS – Effective May 3rd, normal business hours resumed in the Welcome Center from 8am-4pm Monday through Friday and 8am-noon on weekends. For your convenience, we also have a new drop box on the front porch. Feel free to drop locker and Beach Club payments etc. off there anytime. Should you require a receipt, just make a notation on your remittance and we will email/mail you one promptly. • BE A GOOD NEIGHBOR – Respecting Private Property – There have been several complaints regarding use of private property over …

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Nature News

Holes on The Beach, Part II In the last issue of The Anchor, Nature Notes discussed several holes that are naturally occurring on the beach. This article will focus on those holes made by marine animals. The Georgia ghost shrimp live underneath the sand near the water’s edge and are rarely seen (thus the name). Their burrows can be 6 feet deep even though the opening is about the size of a coin. During high tide, they venture out of the opening (while still under water), to feed from drifting particles of organic matter. The “sprinkles” that often surround the …

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Nature Notes

Nature Notes Holes on The Beach, Part II In the last issue of The Anchor, Nature Notes discussed several holes that are naturally occurring on the beach. This article will focus on those holes made by marine animals. The Georgia ghost shrimp live underneath the sand near the water’s edge and are rarely seen (thus the name). Their burrows can be 6 feet deep even though the opening is about the size of a coin. During high tide, they venture out of the opening (while still under water), to feed from drifting particles of organic matter. The “sprinkles” that often …

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Name That Tune-June 27 @ Beach Club

Social Scene: Beach Club Events: Be sure to check out the community events happening this season! Get your teams ready! The POA will host a Name That Tune Nibble & Nip Style on Sunday, June 27th from 5-7:30pm at the Beach Club! • This event will be set-up in a modified Nibble & Nip style. Instead of bringing your nibbles and nips to share with everyone, just plan to bring enough to share among your team. • There will be fun, great food, and prizes. All we need is for you to gather your team, up to 8 people, and …

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