SOUTH CAROLINA – From May 1 to October 31 Baby turtles hatch and run for the sea on Kiawah Island South Carolina, scientists inventory and count the mini replicas of their parents as they start life off from the sand. One of the last nests to hatch produces a rarity.
The condition is called leucitic, similar to a albinism condition but not a complete loss of color just a reduced pigmentation. Regardless the condition is rare and scientists who found the turtle hatchling were in awe.
“You can imagine the excited “oohs”and the “aah’s” from the guests, including some @collegeofcharleston students, when the patroller found a lone, leucistic hatchling in the nest, said the Town on social media.
Even though these students and scientists had seen thousands and maybe millions of turtles born this was a first for all of them.
This morning, our Kiawah Island Turtle Patrol #kitp , Zone 8, inventoried the last nest on the island. #338. You can…