Our last nest was found more than a week ago, chances are we won't have another nest this season. With 152 nests on our state park beach, we have been busy with inventories! When we inventory a nest we are counting the hatched eggs, unhatched eggs and checking to see if there are any live stragglers that got stuck below.
Last night during our public inventory program we had around 150 people attend! We inventoried one nest close by and then another 3 that were half a mile down the beach.
After submitting my data this morning from the inventoried nests, it shows we have conducted 72 nest inventories already (47.3%) with only 80 left incubating. This summer has went by so quickly, it's hard to believe in a little over a months time, all the sea turtle nests on our beach will have hatched and then season will be wrapping up.
If you are around Wednesday or Friday evenings for the month of August or first couple weeks of September, come on out to our public inventory program. We start the program at 6:30 p.m. at the white office building in our day use area of the park. The latest the program runs to is 8:30 p.m. It is a lot of fun and always brings a crowd!
Sea Turtle Biologist