We had a short but very sweet walk on the Thursday night walk program. Only a short stroll down the beach and we had came across a turtle track. The turtle was up nice and high near the dunes. We used the night vision monocular to confirm that the turtle was laying eggs. We witnessed her lay eggs, cover and return to the ocean. It was a beautiful sight under the bright moon light. Once she went under the ocean, we continued watching and then got to see her come up for a breath of air.
The following morning we documented three new nests and three false crawls. The nest from the night walk is documented as 161 on the state park beach. See below for a few pictures taken from the patrol.
Sea Turtle Biologist