We had our first nest inventory program on Wednesday August 4th and it was a huge success! We had a large crowd close to 200 individuals that we were able to spread out so everyone could see us. We inventoried two nests to determine the nest success. These nests had emerged four days prior. We then counted the hatched eggs, unhatched eggs and on occasions also find live hatchlings. We rooted for one tired looking hatchling as it made it's way into the ocean.
Then on our way back to the office building for one last inventory, we had nest 72 about to emerge! We did not have to wait long and over a hundred hatchlings emerged and made their mad dash to the ocean!
We finished the program with one more nest inventory! I was continually asked how often that happens where we also get to witness a nest emerge...and that is a first! I definitely cannot promise any future programs to have this many hatchlings seen but you never know what you may see on one of our programs!
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Sea Turtle Biologist