Our last night walk of the season was a success! We witnessed 4 straggler hatchlings emerge from nest 53 as soon as we walked out onto the beach. Then we had 1 straggler found in nest 49. We continued our walk towards the inlet with the hopes of witnessing an adult nesting. There were no adults found but we did witness a full nest emerge with possible over a hundred hatchlings making their way to the ocean!
Our night walks have come to an end this season! We are grateful for the help of our interns and volunteers who have helped to make them happen. I also want to thank all of our participants for their passion for sea turtles and our program!
The following morning we found one new nest and for nests that had emerged! See below for pictures taken during the dawn patrol.
Sea Turtle Biologist