We had so much fun on our night walk last night! We had a full house of 30 individuals signed up. After walking a mile down our beach, we got to see a loggerhead sea turtle finish covering her egg chamber and then head to the ocean. Everyone was so ecstatic, the turtle even got a round of applause after she left!
I was on morning patrol the following day with two volunteers, Ray and Ashby, and we were busy! It started with a difficult nest right next to the Finn's pier. Her body pit was massive as she did many turns and made it hard on us. After a little while, Ashby found the egg chamber!
We had to relocate this nest as it was too low and would get washed over many times, which could impact the success of this nest. So, we relocated it to a higher location. By the time we were relocating, the church group was setting up for their Sunday service! The nest even got serenaded by the guitarist!
We had a total of 5 loggerhead sea turtle nests and one false crawl. The nest from the night walk is number 59! In order to adopt the nest, click the button below to be taken to the adoption page. The unique ID for the nest is: 195314
More pictures from the morning patrol:
Sea Turtle Specialist