Our first nest hatched last night around 9pm! Nest #1 was the first one on our beach and is now leading us into hatchling season. You can see all of the little angel tracks making their way down to the water, and with no indication of disorientations all we can do is cross our fingers and hope our little friends make their swim to the Sargasso Sea safely (say that three times as fast as you can!)
As a side note, it appears that our babies are particularly sensitive to even red light, so we ask that if you are out on the beach and you see them hatch or make their way to the ocean, please turn off all lights so as not to confuse them.
Super excited for the inventory to see how many babies made it out and the rest of the season!
Blog post by: Hilary Kordecki, Sea Turtle Intern
Sea Turtle Biologist