More than 60 sea turtle nests likely destroyed by Hurricane Dorian

More than 60 sea turtle nests likely destroyed by Hurricane Dorian

PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. — Although it was a record-breaking year for sea turtle nests, they might not have made it through Hurricane Dorian's impact, WCIV reported.

Before the storm hit the South Carolina coast, volunteers went to the beach to remove barriers from the nests.

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The co-founder of Sea Turtle Protection on Pawleys Island, Jeff McClary, said it’s very likely the remaining 67 nests were destroyed on the organization’s beach area but thankfully 80 percent of the nests were already harvested before Hurricane Dorian hit.

McClary said the previous record of sea turtle nests was 226 and that last year there were only 64 compared to 2019's 357 nests.