We had a great night walk on Saturday as we got to witness a nest boil! The hatchlings took their sweet time and had us second guessing if they were even ready to emerge. After a long wait, they started to poke their heads out of the sand and once they were all ready, they quickly emerged from the nest and crawled towards the ocean. Initially, I thought it looked like a small boil but after looking up the information for this nest, it did really well! This was a relocated nest that only had 71 eggs, so a much smaller than average clutch size. Considering the number of hatchlings we saw, I am sure it will have a high hatch success!
The following morning there was only one nest that had emerged and no false crawls or new nests! The turtle vibes were on our side, considering we saw the only activity that occurred that night!
The other nest we saw that had hatchlings tracks, nest 21, had already previously emerged and the tracks that we were looking at were a couple days old.
See below for a couple pictures taken from the morning patrol inventories. The one nest had approximately 20 hatchlings still below!
Sea Turtle Biologist