Saturday, November 30, 2019

Endangered Loggerheads Begin a Comeback

Good news! In 2016, 6,446 loggerhead sea turtle nests were laid on South Carolina beaches. This year, 8,857 nests were.

To read more about this species, click here.

That number — a preliminary figure of 525,540 emerged eggs —  tells the success of a largely volunteer program that has helped to bring the loggerhead back from a threatening decline.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Friday, November 1, 2019

Painted Turtles

The painted turtle is an aquatic turtle species most commonly found in and around slow moving bodies of water. This fella is of the Eastern Painted variety.

Generally, female painted turtles grow to be larger (about one foot) than their male counterparts. When provided with a proper diet and care, painted turtles can live for 25 to 30 years, with some of the oldest living to be nearly fifty.