Sad News for South Walton Turtle Nest No. 1

May 23, 2009

Photo courtesy South Walton Turtle Watch Group

Loggerhead turtle nest washed over by high surf

The first turtle nest of the season in Seacrest has been compromised due to high surf conditions May 23.

According to Sharon Maxwell from South Walton Turtle Watch, a turtle nest stops development if it is washed over more than three times. With high surf conditions, the Gulf waters have been up to the sand dunes.

Time will tell, and the group will monitor and dig when it reaches full development at 80 days.

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