We walked half a mile down the beach and we found an incoming crawl of a loggerhead sea turtle. After determining that this turtle was already covering up her eggs, we brought the group for a closer look. We appreciate the beach goers that were watching her from a far distance without any lights. It is important to keep a distance from sea turtles if on the beach on your own, to ensure she does not get disturbed.
We watched as she finished throwing sand with her front flippers and then make the crawl back to the ocean. On the way back we checked a few nests for signs of hatchlings but there is no emergence activity yet!
The following morning we documented three nest and seven false crawls. The nest we saw on the night walk is marked as 251 on the state park beach. See photos below from our morning turtle patrol.
Sea Turtle Biologist