Rare Leatherback Turtle Nests at Holden Beach

Four college kids from Chicago were surprised and amazed on Tuesday, June 1st, when they stumbled upon a giant Leatherback Turtle while walking down the beach.  They quickly called the Holden Beach Turtle Patrol who spent all night excavating the eggs and relocating them to a safer location.

Leatherback Turtles are the largest in the world and have been classified as endangered since 1970.

You can read more at the Brunswick Beacon [with pictures]: Rare Nesting Leatherback Turtle Visits Holden Beach

Josh was born with sand between his feet and salt air in his lungs. As a kid, you could have found him riding his bike to old Jeff's Grocery for a few candy treats or merrily working the checkout counter at Beach Mart.

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