Fripp Inlet Bridge
for Fripp Island
|Interactive Weather Map||South Carolina DNR Sea Turtle Conservation Program|
| Fishing Forecast
for Fripp Island
| Buoy Data &
NWS Marine Forecast
|Moon Phase Calendar|
summer giant Loggerhead Sea Turtles nest on Fripp Island
Learn more (video)
Read about Dr. Archie Carr. "The man who saved sea turtles"
The Fripp Island Loggerhead Patrol STS Presentation - 2002.
Nest Statistics and Picture Galleries - 1999 to 2016
Turtle Nest Recap
2000 to 2016
All of our Turtle Patrol Photo Albums
Each spring the Loggerhead Turtle comes in from the sea to dig her nest in the soft sands on Fripp Island.
After reaching maturity at more than 20 years of age female sea turtles return to the beach to nest while male turtles remain offshore.
2012,Stranded Loggerhead Turtle Rescued (video).
July 2003 - Injured Loggerhead rescued and then Rehabilitated and Released
We experience occasional hatchling anomalies. This one came from our first nest in 2005 and although it certainly has a split personality it seemed otherwise strong and healthy. It was last seen swimming out to sea but indecisive as to the proper direction to take.
occasional Leatherback Turtle comes ashore to nest on South Carolina
See Leatherback Tracks on Hunting Island and the first Leatherback Nest on Fripp.
November 2003, Pilot Whale washed ashore on Fripp.
Ghost Crab predation of turtle hatchlings is one of our major concerns. Follow this link to see how to construct a Fripp Island Ghost Crab Trap
And follow this link to see how
are affected by rainfall.
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How You Can Help
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For more information contact our Fripp Island Permit Holder & Program Coordinator, Janie Lackman
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