We had a staff inventory for nest 1 to go over how to conduct nest inventories. It had such a great success. There were 130 hatched eggs and 9 unhatched! We also found two hatchlings that did not emerge with the others so we released them and let them make their way to the ocean.
Hatch Success: 92.8 %
Emerge Success: 91.4 %
We have our first public nest inventory tonight starting at 6:30 p.m. Meet at the white office building in the Day-Use area of our state park. We will then proceed to walk to nest 7 to conduct the inventory. You can watch us sort the hatched and unhatched eggs. Sometimes there are hatchlings stuck in the nest that you get to see! This is a free program with park admission. We hope to see you there!
Sea Turtle Specialist