Tybee Island, between 11.30pm and 3.00pm last night some 80 lil' loggers clawed their way to the surface and headed off down the beach. Unfortunately, many of the hapless half shells headed along the beach towards the bright lights on the Tybee pier. With only a limited amount of energy to reach the ocean the baby reptiles first steps are crucial.
This nest, located at 12th St, was under surveillance due to it's close proximity to the pier. volunteers were positioned at the surf with bright lights to attract the turtles that way. It was a successful assault for the reptilian critters with all 80 finally reaching the ocean.
It's been a record season for turtle nests on the Ga coast this year, with over 1600 so far and still a couple of weeks to go.