We had the shortest walk of the season on Thursday! As soon as I stepped out on the beach, I saw a turtle ashore in front of the office building. Unfortunately, there were members of the public taking flash photos of this turtle. Thankfully she was in the egg laying stage and was not too disturbed by this activity. Regardless of the stage she is in, if on the beach by yourself, you need to give her 20-30 feet and no flash photography is allowed.
The following morning we documented this nest first, making it nest 242 on our beach! It was too low to the tide line, so we carefully relocated it. We counted 144 eggs! It was a busy morning patrol. In total we documented 12 new nests and 13 false crawls. See below for pictures taken of nest 242 and the relocation.
Sea Turtle Biologist