If you’ve been to a beach in South Carolina, you’ve probably noticed the Loggerhead Turtle Nesting areas on the beach. Loggerhead Turtles in Hilton Head have nests up and down the beach, and are marked with these fences to protect the eggs. This educational blog provides some helpful information to make you more aware of Loggerhead Turtles.
Loggerhead Turtles love to lay eggs in the sand, but turtles don’t know these beaches are also used for building sandcastles, laying out in the sun, and long walks on the beach. All of this human activity can disturb their nests, so the Hilton Head Island Sea Turtle Protection Project monitors all sea turtle nesting & hatching activity to protect the baby loggerhead turtles. You can help this program by adopting a loggerhead sea turtle nest, visit Sea Turtles: Adopt-A-Nest Program today.
Read this brochure to find out more information about loggerhead turtles and what you can do to help protect them or attend the Evening Sea Turtle Talk on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. from June through August at the Coastal Discovery Museum.
Loggerhead fashion tip: Loggerhead Apparel, a South Carolina based company, makes cute polo shirts featuring a loggerhead turtle, and donates 10% of their revenue to causes that support the conservation and protection of Loggerhead Turtles. All of their shirts are manufactured in the United States, so you can be proud to wear such a socially conscious brand.