Myrtle Beach has its first sea turtle nest of 2020
Remember that it is illegal under federal and state law to disturb sea turtles, with fines of up to $10,000 for anyone who does. Turtles usually come ashore at night to lay their eggs. Do not disturb, touch, shine a light on or otherwise interfere with sea turtles, their nests or the hatchlings. The baby turtles need to crawl back to the ocean on their own to set their internal compass. Sea turtles return to the same shore where they were born to lay eggs.