Night Walk 7/8 - A SUCCESS
We had another successful night walk on Thursday! On our way to the inlet we got to witness a very large turtle head back into the ocean after completing a false crawl. On our way back to the WIFI room, we had another turtle ashore! She crawled to a very high scarp so we were unsure if she would be able to get above it. There was another turtle further down that just finished laying her eggs, so we quietly passed by the one turtle to witness the successful nester cover and return to the ocean.
The one false crawl had suspicious tracks that almost looked parallel, as if a green turtle was the one responsible! I have sent the photos to DNR for confirmation. I believe it is still a loggerhead but it would be neat if it was a green wanting to nest on our beach. Hopefully this turtle will return to nest successfully!
The following morning we found 1 new nest and 2 false crawls. The nest we saw during our night walk is marked as nest 158 on our beach! See below for pictures taken during the morning patrol.
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