We were hoping for three successful night walks back to back but unfortunately we got rained out on Saturday night. After the presentation, the lightning was far enough away but there was a slight drizzle and a strong wind. After walking down the beach a third of a mile, the rain turned from a drizzle to a downpour. Trying to walk back against the wind was a struggle! We diverted through the campground where the dunes and trees protected us from the wind, although the rain still got us soaked.
The following morning, our morning patrol also got drenched! They found one nest and eight false crawls, so the chances of us seeing a nesting turtle was slim on the night walk.
We are thankful for the rain but we are ready now for sunshine weather!
See below for nest #116 found on Sunday morning. If you would like to adopt this nest, click on the button below to be taken to our adoption page. The unique ID for this nest is: 248195. Part of the proceeds from the adoption help our turtle program.
Fingers crossed for successful and dry night walks this coming week!
Sea Turtle Biologist