Last week, residents of Folly Beach were treated to an extraordinary sight as they witnessed a sea turtle nesting during the daytime, a rare occurrence. Sea turtles, such as loggerheads, greens, and leatherbacks, usually choose the safety of darkness to come ashore for nesting. By engaging in nocturnal behavior, they effectively evade predators and shield themselves and their eggs from the scorching heat of the sun, which can pose threats to their well-being.
Fortunately for us, Folly Civic Club member Dave Miller captured some incredible video and photos of the event. Learn more about the Folly Turtle Watch Program here.