Myrtle Beach’s ‘Turtle Protection Unit’ stands guard after crawl marks spotted

Myrtle Beach’s ‘Turtle Protection Unit’ stands guard after crawl marks spotted
City staffers with Myrtle Beach stand guard at some turtle tracks while waiting for park rangers (Source: Myrtle Beach Government Facebook page)

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) – Myrtle Beach’s “Turtle Protection Unit” was standing guard early Wednesday morning after crawl marks were spotted near the Marriott.

Myrtle Beach Government posted the crew on their Facebook page of city staff members Dale Oliver, Dustin Holms, Philip Miles and Matthew Robershaw standing near some flipper marks waiting for the State Park rangers to arrive.

It turned out to be a false crawl and no eggs were laid, but Ranger Ann Wilson believes the turtle may be back in a night or two.

So far this season, there are 23 turtle nests inside the Myrtle Beach city limits. Five of the 23 are from rare green turtles.

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