Although we did not see a nesting sea turtle on our night walk, we did get to witness a couple turtles make their trek back to the ocean. These turtles did not successfully nest but crawled ashore and decided it was not the spot for them. The one particular turtle was unable to crawl up the steep scarp that had formed due to erosion.
On our trek back to the WIFI room, there was another turtle ashore. It almost appeared to be parallel tracks. With our permit, we are only able to witness loggerhead sea turtles as other species nesting on our beach are rare. We quietly passed on by, in the morning we confirmed that turtle crawl to also be false.
We documented 4 new nests and 10 false crawls in the morning. See below for pictures taken during the dawn patrol.
Sea Turtle Biologist