We had a successful program on Saturday night! On our way to the inlet we spotted one turtle and watched her as she crawled into the ocean. Unfortunately this turtle did not nest and was returning after completing a false crawl. On our way back from the inlet, more turtle tracks were spotted near the campground! This time the turtle was ashore and was laying eggs! We got to witness her lay her eggs, cover and then return to the ocean. On our way back there was another emerging turtle! To make sure we did not disturb her, we took a detour through the campground to get back to the WIFI room.
The following morning, our dawn patrol team found 5 new nests and 3 false crawls. The nest we saw during our night walk program is marked as nest 146 on our beach.
I apologize for the later blog post but this past weekend was a busy one at the park! I hope everyone had a great July 4th weekend!
Sea Turtle Biologist