Last night we had a run-through of our sea turtle night walk with the staff of EBSP. I gave a presentation on the loggerhead sea turtle and then we went to the beach to begin our walk.
During the night walk, I walk ahead of the group to spot a turtle. I found one just meters down the beach and she had started laying her eggs already. We all gathered behind her to watch her nesting process. We watched her for an hour as she finished laying, covered up her egg chamber, and then finally headed back to sea.
We were so thrilled we saw her nest last night! We are hoping for the same success on our public night walks that begin Tuesday June 7th.
I was on patrol this morning with one of our volunteers, Kathy. We had 4 nests and two false crawls. Kathy found the eggs with the probe for the first time for nest 58 and found the eggs in nest 59! Here are a couple photos from today's patrol:
Sea Turtle Biologist