It is Sea Turtle Season!

The sea turtle nesting season starts Today, May 1st! The Sea Turtle Patrol operate under a permit issued by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. This means they are the only ones permitted to mark nests, move nests, record and transmit data, and handle/supervise all sea turtle activities. The Turtle Trackers are a sister organization who educate island guests and often serve as “hosts” on the beach to visitors looking for more information. As you visit or live on Hilton Head Island, please be aware of all signage regarding sea turtles and wildlife in general. There is a strict …

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Sea Turtles

The sea turtle nesting season starts on May 1st! The island is preparing and working hard in preparations. The Sea Turtle Patrol operate under a permit issued by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. This means they are the only ones permitted to mark nests, move nests, record and transmit data, and handle/supervise all sea turtle activities. The Turtle Trackers are a sister organization who educate island guests and often serve as “hosts” on the beach to visitors looking for more information. As you visit or live on Hilton Head Island, please be aware of all signage regarding sea …

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HH Turtle Trackers

  Have you heard about Turtle Trackers? Did you know there are over 350 turtle trackers on Hilton Head, many of whom are right here in Shipyard? In fact, the Shipyard chapter is in its fifth year this season. Sea Turtle nesting season begins in May. The Turtle Trackers are a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is “to assist with the preservation efforts for endangered sea turtles nesting on Hilton Head Island, and to educate the public for the protection of our sea turtle hatchlings heading to the ocean.” There are currently 6 chapters island-wide: Sea Pines (the founding chapter), …

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