First sea turtle nest found in South MS since 2018

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www.wxxv25.com – Ansley Brent – 2022-08-08 17:42:01

Beach crews have found the first sea turtle nest in in four years.

Officials say a Sand Beach crew that was cleaning up found what appeared to be turtle tracks just east of the Harbor.

They protected the area and called the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies. IMMS Stranding Coordinator Theresa Madrigal received the call, tracked the area, and confirmed the nest’s location and marked the area off with stakes and flagging tape.

The area is clearly marked to protect the nest from harm by any beach maintenance equipment…

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