This morning I had both the interns accompany me on the morning patrol. We had one nest this morning. It was more of a ‘textbook’ nest in that she left us a significant clue as to where she hid the eggs. She crawled up above the high tide, laid her nest and then turned to head to the ocean. She did not crawl over top of the egg chamber.
The thrown sand and the high point of the nest is a good indication to where the eggs are hidden. Our intern, Nicole, found the eggs this morning! We are very excited that we already have nine nests on Edisto Beach State Park.
Sea Turtle Biologist