SC volunteers help nesting loggerhead turtles

Adults and children hit the beach at 6 a.m. on Fridays at Myrtle Beach State Park to search for signs of loggerhead turtles and their nests and find ways to help save the endangered species.

And in Litchfield Beach, volunteers are placing orange tags on items left on the sand by beachgoers that could endanger the female turtles when they emerge from the ocean and lay eggs in the sand.

The work is aimed at educating the public and protecting the turtles during the egg-laying season.

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