We are up to 25 nests and 20 false crawls! Looking through last year's data we had 40 nests by the end of May. We will see how we compare next Tuesday!
Unfortunately, nest 24 was predated by a raccoon. This time the raccoon devoured the entire 129 egg nest, prior to us getting there.
We also have one possible nest on our beach. The sea turtle came up into the dunes and made a bit of a body pit but after hours of us searching in the morning and then again I searched in the evening, there were no eggs to be found. If there are eggs, this turtle definitely outsmarted me! We listed this as a possible nest and roped it off, so that we can keep on eye on it when it is close to hatching (45-60 days).
Starting next week our volunteers will be joining us on morning patrols! See below for photos from the last couple days on the beach.
Sea Turtle Biologist