Last night we had the pleasure of witnessing a loggerhead sea turtle lay her eggs, cover and then return to the ocean. We walked 0.4 of a mile when I spotted a dark object near the high tide line. We patiently waited from a distance until she found her spot, dug her chamber and started to lay.
We had quite an eventful morning! First, I found a nest that was situated between the Pavilion and the beach access steps. This is not a great place for a nest due to the erosion in this area. It was also laid below the Spring high tide line, so it was relocated. In total we found 5 new nests and 1 false crawl. The turtle from last night was marked as nest number 97 on the state park beach. We decided to relocate this nest in the morning as it was below the Spring high tide line. This turtle laid 128 eggs! See below for pictures from this morning!
Sea Turtle Biologist