Holden Beach turtle nests survive Hurricane Irene

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By Sarah Sue Ingram, Beacon Correspondent

Even though Irene’s tropical storm winds and waves lingered Saturday morning, a batch of turtles hatched on Holden Beach Saturday night and made their way to sea.

“One nest actually had hatchings come out on Saturday night,” said Skip Hager, project coordinator for the Holden Beach Turtle Patrol. “We found their tracks Sunday morning.”

The baby loggerheads left flipper tracks similar to tire tracks in the sand after they broke out of their eggshells and crawled to the ocean.

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