Banner Year for Sea Turtle Nests
Sea Island has had an all-time record sea turtle nesting season. As of July 30, we have 112 sea turtle nests on Sea Island. This compares to 70 for the entire 2018 nesting season. The majority of the nests this season are located in the recently nourished areas, which also bodes well for the future. Georgia, Florida, and the Carolinas have made the national news due to their record nesting year and Sea Island is on a similar pace. This is significant as some experts anticipated that the year following any nourishment would lead to a lower sea turtle nest count than the prior year. We, however, designed our beach to have natural contours, which we believe is more conducive to good turtle habitat (and beachgoer experience) than the steeper sloping so often associated with nourished beaches.