It was a full moon night walk and the group was feeling optimistic about a turtle sighting! It was a very hot night with very little breeze and the high tide was just receding. Only 0.2 of a mile walk down the beach and we had a sea turtle ashore! We waited patiently as she found her spot and began to dig. When she was at a safer stage, we watched as she finished laying her eggs and covering them back up. She was a larger loggerhead measuring in at 108cm (~42inches) in carapace length. We watched as she made her crawl back to the ocean under the full moon light.
The following morning there were 5 new nests found and 4 false crawls. The turtle we saw on our walk is marked as nest 147 on our beach. See below for pictures taken from patrol!
Sea Turtle Biologist