Hilton Head Island
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The Loggerhead sea turtle is the state reptile of South Carolina and the most common sea turtle nester along our shores. They are easily recognizable by the large size of their head in relation to their body and their brownish or yellow skin.
During nesting season, surveys are conducted daily by volunteer groups to monitor, record and study all sea turtle nesting activity along the Town's beach.
Loggerheads are listed as a threatened species by both the federal government and the state of South Carolina.
Many people who read about the plight of endangered or threatened species feel the problems these species face are too great for them to be able to help. But there are many very simple things we can do to promote the survival of Loggerheads on Hilton Head Island:
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