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Record-breaking season for sea turtle nesting

DNR biologists report that loggerhead sea turtles have laid more nests on the South Carolina coast this season than any previous year on record. (Photo: USFWS) Nesting sea turtles have outdone themselves again in South Carolina.

With several weeks still left in the nesting season, the state's sea turtle nest numbers have surpassed the record high (5,198 nests) set in 2013. The number of nests laid in 2015, 5,111, was exceeded last week.


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