Starting out our night walk, there was a lot of human activity on the beach. Unfortunately many white lights were being used but after speaking with the beach goers, they turned them off as they just did not know. We were approached by other members of the public that said a turtle was laying eggs just down the way. When I made it closer to the turtle, I noticed she was still chambering, digging down to create the chamber prior to laying eggs. We patiently waited as she finished digging and began to lay. We witnessed her lay the eggs, cover them back up and then return to the ocean.
The following morning, we had to relocate those eggs as she nested well below the Spring high tide line. There were a total of 107 eggs in the nest. They are now in a safe location and marked as nest 146! There were only two nests documented and six false crawls. The two nests were right near each other, so I guess it was an ideal spot! See below for pictures taken from the dawn patrol.
Sea Turtle Biologist