Baby sea turtles escape just before Hurricane Dorian nears coast

Pets and Animals

FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (WCBD) – Officials said late Wednesday that sea turtle nests on the west side of Folly Beach hatched before potential impacts of Hurricane Dorian.

At 7 a.m. Wednesday there was a large hole in the nest and about 4 to 5 inches down were numerous turtle nostrils pointing up, according to officials.

When officials returned at 11 a.m. the small noses were a little closer to the surface but still inactive.

Later, the hatchlings became active after a brisk cold tide washed over the nest.

The Folly Beach Turtle Watch Program captured video of the hatchlings making their way out of the nest before Hurricane Dorian.

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