Rare Leatherback Turtle Nests at Holden Beach

Four college kids from Chicago were surprised and amazed on Tuesday, June 1st, when they stumbled upon a giant Leatherback Turtle while walking down the beach.  They quickly called the Holden Beach Turtle Patrol who spent all night excavating the eggs and relocating them to a safer location.

Leatherback Turtles are the largest in the world and have been classified as endangered since 1970.

You can read more at the Brunswick Beacon [with pictures]: Rare Nesting Leatherback Turtle Visits Holden Beach

Josh is a primary contributor to the Holden Beach Community Blog, focusing on sharing local news and event information with locals and visitors. He grew up at Holden Beach working for family businesses. As a kid, you could have found him riding his bike to old Jeff's Grocery for a few candy treats or working the checkout counter at Beach Mart.

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