As research coordinator for the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, Andrews knows that next month, dozens of sea turtles, mainly loggerheads, will crawl onto the beach to nest in the dune area. Last year, 139 loggerhead nests were counted on Jekyll Island.
"Generally, nesting starts in mid to late-May, but we start morning patrols on May 1 just to scout for early females," Andrews said. "For the past two years, we have had a leatherback sea turtle nest here, and she came early."
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