Night Walk 6/18 - A SUCCESS!
We did not have to walk far on Saturday and we already had a turtle ashore. She recently crawled ashore when we arrived and was still completing her body pit and egg chamber. We waited patiently until she was at a good stage to view her. It is hard to tell at night but it appeared like this nest was in need of a relocation. Well, the following morning the team did determine her nest was too low and below the Spring high tide line. They carefully moved her 98 eggs to a higher and safer location.
The sea turtle nest we witnessed is now marked as nest 175 on our beach! There was a total of 9 nests and 6 false crawls documented on Sunday morning See below for pictures taken during dawn patrol of nest 175.
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