Female sea turtles move into coastal waters this time of year to nest on our beaches. Adult turtles can range from 30 inches to 6.5 feet long and weigh from 80 – 2,000 pounds!
The first reported turtle nest in South Carolina was on April 30, 2017 on Isle of Palms. As of May 12, at least 24 more nests have been reported in the state. The eggs will incubate for around 2 months – so these nests should be hatching in the beginning of July. Each nest typically has 100 eggs; on average only one turtle from each nest will make it to adulthood.