On Saturday, we ended the walk early due to lightning so no turtle activity was seen. The next morning our turtle patrol found 1 new nest, 2 false crawls and 4 nests that hatched. The one new nest was one unlike any I have found on our state park beach before. This turtle crawled up and dug up an incubating nest. The posts and the screen did not hinder her in digging. She destroyed 100 eggs from nest 145 during her nesting process. When we dug down to find the new eggs and to clear out the broken eggs, we still found incubating eggs from nest 145 below. Hopefully the eggs did not get too badly disturbed and are still viable, time will tell.
If you would like to adopt the one nest found, nest 320, click on the button below to be taken to the adoption page. The unique ID for nest 320 is: 264863. Part of the proceeds goes back towards our turtle program.
Sea Turtle Biologist