by Cherie Ward, Our Mississippi Home
For the first time in more than four years, a sea turtle has laid eggs on a Mississippi beach.
The exciting discovery of turtle footprints was spotted by a Harrison County beach crew working just east of the Pass Christian Harbor. Crew members called the stranding hotline at the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport for assistance, which quickly dispatched a group of marine biologists to assess the area. The institute holds a permit with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to survey the beaches, mark, and monitor any nesting activities in Mississippi.
Those marine study experts confirmed the mama turtle’s tracks from the water to the nesting site, and then back out into the Mississippi Sound. If you walk that section of the beach, you’ll see where they’ve marked the…
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