GARDEN CITY, SC (WMBF) – A viewer sent WMBF News cell phone video of what they said were large turtles off the shore in Garden City Monday afternoon.
In the video, sent by viewer Roger Holland, a man exclaims that the turtle seen on video must be at least 6 feet long!
According to the North Myrtle Beach Sea Turtle Patrol, loggerhead turtles commonly nest in the area between May and mid-August. These turtles typically grow to about 3-feet long and almost as wide, and weigh 250 to 350 pounds.
Learn more about the loggerhead turtles from the organizations that help protect their nests during this crucial time of year in their development:
North Myrtle Beach Sea Turtle Patrol - http://nmbturtle.blogspot.com/
South Carolina United Turtle Enthusiasts - http://www.debordieuscute.org/
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