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MB family makes sea turtle crawl discovery

Source: Ann Malys Wilson with the MBSP Source: Ann Malys Wilson with the MBSP

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) The Myrtle Beach State Park, which sits nestled among oceanfront maritime forest, had its third nest discovery Sunday afternoon.

Ann Malys Wilson Interpretive Ranger with the Myrtle Beach State Park, came across the Winzenreid family that made their first crawl discovery at the state park.

The nest was located just north of boardwalk S4. The family, who has been walking the shorelines for about seven years, finally were thrilled to have made their first crawl discovery.

"The sea turtle laid in the upper beach habitat well below the spring high tide mark so we had to relocate it," said Wilson. "It's pretty rare to have to relocate eggs at our park." According to Wilson, the turtle laid 102 eggs.

The Myrtle Beach State Beach has several interactive, nature programs including TSI: Turtle Scene Investigation and Sea Turtle Patrol. Those programs are held weekly during the summer months.

For more information on how you and your kids can get involved, visit the Myrtle Beach State Park online.

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