In recent years Loggerheads have made a recovery
despite still being classed as endangered by
the U.S. Dept.of
the Interior. Nesting on Pawleys Island
has increased from an
average of just 8 -Nests a
year from 1996 – 2001 to an
average of 20 -Nests
in the years 2010 – 2016. There
was a record
number of 24 -Nests on Pawleys Island in 2016 !!!
Loggerhead nests incubate for an average of 60
days with hatching almost always occurring in
coolest/darkest hours of the night. Three days
after a hatching is
reported by a S.C.U.T.E.
volunteer, the nest is inventoried and
contents (hatched shells, live hatchlings,
shells, dead hatchlings) are reported to the
These inventories are excellent
opportunities for the
public (particularly children!)
to learn more about sea
Forward To Hearing From You.