Last night we walked all the way to Jeremy's inlet without seeing any signs of a turtle. I had a good feeling about our walk back and sure enough I spotted turtle tracks! The group waited as I got closer to the sea turtle to see what stage of nesting she was at. She was still digging her egg chamber so we waited patiently until she started laying her eggs.
Once she was laying eggs, we got a closer look at her. Once she finished, she continued the nesting process by carefully covering her egg chamber and hiding any evidence of her nest.
Everyone was so thrilled to be able to witness the nesting process of a sea turtle well over 30 years old! Her carapace was 42 inches in length and she was 38.5 inches wide.
The next morning, I was on patrol with one of our new volunteers, Lea. It was her first dawn patrol and first sea turtle nest! She found the location of the eggs with the probe too! That was our only turtle activity in the morning, so we were very fortunate to have seen her the night before.
To adopt nest 67, click the button below to be taken to the adoption page. The unique ID for the nest is: 196498
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