Photo Log: Island Turtle Team
Isle of Palms/Sullivans Island
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"Loggerhead Lessons" on the Isle of Palms
April 20, 2013
Anne Bauer gives Brian Duffy his marching orders...........................Catherine Malloy thanks some of the teen volunteers.
Nesting season may be about a month away, but this Saturday the Island Turtle Team's season began. The team sponsered an educational program at the front beach, organized and led by Anne Bauer and Catherine Malloy with tactical support from their husbands John and Brian.
John Bauer and Brian Duffy do the heavy lifting to get the equipment off the beach. Earlier Brian was the pied piper for the kids.
Six educational stations were set up on the beach to teach the kids how to be a loggerhead. The kids learned the difference between the species of turtles in our waters and how the loggerhead makes her way up the beach to nest and how the hatchlings make their way out of the nests and to the ocean to hopefully repeat the cycle. They learned also the importance of protecting both our beach and the ocean by working to stop littering on the beach.
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Added to the educational stations, Kelly Thorvalson from the Sea Turtle Hospital at the South Carolina Aquarium talked to the kids and their parents about the work done at the hospital and there was an art station for the kids to make bookmarks and work on an art project.