We had our last sea turtle night walk program on July 29th. It looked like a clear evening all day up until we were getting ready for our night walk. Then as Amanda was giving the presentation a storm passed by, bringing lots of rain and lightning. We tried to wait out the storm but even after 25 minutes, the lightning was far too close to walk on the beach.
It was disappointing that we were unable to go out on our night walk - but when the weather acts that way we listen! The following morning there were three nests that had hatched. The chances of seeing an emergence is slim but the following morning we conducted inventories on two nests. One group from the night walk made the early morning walk and they weren't disappointed! Our first nest had no stragglers but a very good success rate. The second nest we inventoried had three straggler hatchlings stuck near the bottom and we got to cheer them on to the ocean!
Sea Turtle Biologist