Drum Roll Please!
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
7/10/2016 04:29:54 am
Hey Leah!!! My daughter and I love your blog! Thank you so much!!! I wanted to let you know that I saw this nest hatch. I had a real red flashlight, that is dark red and the turtles never noticied. There were a few people there with the turtle stickers over their white flashlights. It gave off a tint of red. I think either the flashlights were too white or the stickers did not fit on the flashlight the best way. So they were pretty bright with only a tint of red. That may have been the difference. I just wanted you to know! Hope this helps!!! Thank you for all you do!!!!
7/13/2016 10:43:18 am
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