We had another successful night walk but she made us work for it! We made the walk to the inlet and caught a glimpse of a turtle that was returning to the ocean after she false crawled. This turtle did not like all the shells she came across and decided to head back to the ocean and try again later.
We were almost back to the white office building when I spotted loggerhead tracks heading up the beach. When I located the turtle I noticed she was already laying her eggs so she was safe to view with the group. We then watched her cover her chamber and return to the ocean. Everyone was so excited to have the opportunity to see this amazing event!
This was the first nest we came across in the morning, so it is marked as nest 97 on our beach. If you would like to adopt the nest, click the button below to be taken to the adoption page and then select the nest ID of: 201189
We were busy during our morning patrol the following day. We had four new nests, which means we made it to 100 and we found two false crawls. We also located the egg chamber from a body pit from the previous day. This means we are now at 101 nests on our state park beach.
Sea Turtle Biologist