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or Injured Sea Turtle
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SC Sea Turtle License Plate

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Help promote South Carolina's Endangered Species Sea Turtle License Plate by placing a plate on your website!


Sea Turtle Plate

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Help promote SC's Endangered Species Sea Turtle License Plate by placing the graphic below on your website!

Sea Turtle License Plate - Photo by Barbara Bergwerf

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The SCDNR Marine Turtle Conservation Program is responsible for managing and protecting sea turtles in South Carolina. The program began in 1977 with beach management research and in-water tracking of post-nesting loggerheads. The program further developed in the early eighties with the formation of the nest protection and stranding volunteer networks along the coast of South Carolina. Today, the program encompasses research, management, monitoring and education within the local, regional and international communities. More specifically, this program implements management techniques to mitigate activities that may impact sea turtles and provides training and support to more than 1,100 volunteers across the coast who protect nests and document sea turtles that wash ashore. SCDNR personnel also respond to live strandings in need of care.