Hatched on the Beach
In July 2018, Addy and her siblings hatched on the beach at Tybee Island. Instead of making their way to the ocean as hatchlings do, Addy and five of her siblings were taken from the beach by island visitors, who were unaware of the legal ramifications of taking protected animals from their habitat. The hatchlings were taken back to Admiral’s Inn where the visitors were staying and the baby hatchlings were soon found by the housekeeping and maintenance staff at the hotel.*
*As a reminder, through the Endangered Species Act, it is unlawful to touch, impede, harm or tamper with any sea turtle or their eggs.