We had another intern-led night walk by our intern, Jill! We were nervous about the weather as it was very threatening but it ended up staying clear of us and we were able to walk the beach. Unfortunately, we did not see any turtle activity but we still had a nice night walk on the beach.
The following morning there were only two false crawls found and one nest that had hatched. Also in the morning, two nest inventories were conducted on nests that had hatched three days prior. In one of the nests, there were seven hatchlings found down in the egg chamber. They were able to release them and let them crawl to the ocean. The one hatchling you can see is lighter in coloration compared to the others - must have a pigment mutation of some sort! Nature is pretty neat!
Sea Turtle Biologist