We had an adventurous night walk on Tuesday with a downpour on the walk back to the office and one turtle seen! On our way back from the inlet, Ashlyn came across some campers who witnessed an emerging turtle. The campers did the right thing by keeping a distance and staying still in the dark. Unfortunately this turtle did not find a place to nest and ended up completing a false crawl. The night walk group got to witness her as she went back into the ocean. She had an old injury to her carapace and her rear flipper, so perhaps that was part of her problem in successfully nesting.
The following morning we found 1 new nest and 1 false crawl. We also completed an inventory and found the most unusual find of all, a two-headed hatchling! See below for pictures taken during the patrol.
Sea Turtle Biologist