Tag: Terrapin


Tonks: The Rescue Story of an Endangered Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle

It all began with the TSHD Terrapin Island dredging Contract 1 of the Post 45 Charleston Harbor Deepening Project. GLDD’s third party Endangered Species Observers (ESOs) from Coastwise Consulting were living on board the vessel for response/support in the event of an environmental incident. After the dredge filled the hopper and completed the load, ESO Candace Cox performed her routine inspections. During observation she saw a small Kemp’s ridley sea turtle on the sandy material inside the hopper.