Beach crews have found the first sea turtle nest on the Mississippi mainland in four years. Georgia’s endangered sea turtles are being fruitful and multiplying in record numbers. And for the first time, the world’s rarest species of sea turtle has laid eggs on Magnolia Beach in Texas.
A Harrison County Sand Beach crew that was cleaning up found turtle tracks just east of the Pass Christian Harbor on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
They protected the area and called the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport, which followed the tracks to a nesting site that is now marked off with stakes and tape.
The eggs likely belong to a protected …
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