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Sandcastle left overnight can trap turtles

On July 2, 2008 at 7:11 a.m., we found the sandcastle in the picture a little above the high tide line.  Tools for making the castle we scattered around it.  A deep moat on the front side protected the castle from the sea.

Sandcastle found on Dewees Inlet side of Dewees Island

In order to protect nesting sea turtles, such as Loggerhead turtles, Dewees Island asks that all sandcastles be knocked over at the end of the day.  The turtles come ashore at night to lay their eggs.

Sandcastle found on Dewees Inlet side of Dewees Island

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