We held our first night walk of the season on June 6th!
As we were going through the presentation on the loggerhead sea turtle, we listened to heavy rain outside and saw flashes of lightning. We were still staying hopeful that it was a fast moving storm. Sure enough, we only had to wait another 15 minutes after the presentation wrapped up until it was safe enough to walk on the beach.
We went for the 1.5 mile walk to the inlet with no turtles seen. It was a tough walk with the high tide and natural beach debris. We did get to see a starry sky, a couple of shooting stars and some bioluminescence but sadly, no turtles were spotted.
The following morning on patrol we only found one nest. This nest had a very long crawl, so this turtle must have come ashore during the early hours of the morning. This nest is now documented as nest 75 on our beach! See below for pictures taken from the morning patrol!
Sea Turtle Biologist