Thousands of Loggerhead Sea Turtles are hatching on Grand Strand Beaches this month. South Carolina United Turtle Enthusiasts (S.C.U.T.E.) volunteers conduct nest "inventories" three days after spotting signs that a nest has hatched. The volunteers count the number of eggs hatched, take DNA samples, and usher any stranded hatchlings to the ocean. The inventories are also opportunities to give "Turtle Talks" to spectators about proper conservation practices such as turning lights out along the coast, and cleaning up area beaches. By Jason Lee jlee@thesunnews.com
Thousands of Loggerhead Sea Turtles are hatching on Grand Strand Beaches this month. South Carolina United Turtle Enthusiasts (S.C.U.T.E.) volunteers conduct nest "inventories" three days after spotting signs that a nest has hatched. The volunteers count the number of eggs hatched, take DNA samples, and usher any stranded hatchlings to the ocean. The inventories are also opportunities to give "Turtle Talks" to spectators about proper conservation practices such as turning lights out along the coast, and cleaning up area beaches. By Jason Lee jlee@thesunnews.com

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