We had another successful night walk last night as we got to see a loggerhead sea turtle lay her eggs, cover and then return to the ocean. Everyone was amazed at her size, her carapace (shell) measured 38 inches in width and 40 inches in length. Before we saw this turtle, we just missed a turtle heading back to the ocean after nesting. On our way back from seeing the turtle nest there was another closer to the white building who had already finished nesting and was returning to the ocean.
The next morning on patrol our intern, Amanda, and our volunteer, Nona, found three turtle nests and one false crawl. The three we had seen during our walk were the only nests of the night! The nest we saw last night is nest 88 on our beach.
If you would like to adopt nest 88, the ID number is: 199205
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Sea Turtle Biologist