As soon as we stepped out onto the beach, our intern, Sarah, notified us that she saw hatchlings! There were 3 hatchlings that were stragglers from a nest that had previously emerged. We were so excited to see sea turtle activity already.
After a long trek to the inlet, there was no other sightings. However, at the inlet, Sarah radioed us that she saw a divot in one of the nests but saw no tracks. We did not have to wait long and the nest started to "boil" as the majority of the hatchlings crawled to the surface and made their dash to the ocean.
The following morning our dawn patrol team documented 7 new nests emergences! See below for the beautiful sunrise captured.
Sea Turtle Biologist