The turtles are here and off to a running start! We are at 31 nests on the state park beach. I checked seaturtle.org to see how we compare to previous years, on this date (5/17) and this is what I found:
2018 - 3
2017 - 18
2016 - 5 (our record year of 240 nests)
It is so exciting to be so busy already! We are excited to also have our two summer interns here to help out our turtle patrol. Stay tuned for their introductory blog post! They are doing so well and are catching on quickly to the patrol duties. Pictured below are our two interns, Cadey and Chloe, finding the eggs of two nests from turtles that nested so close to one another.
Stay tuned for more turtle updates!
Sea Turtle Biologist