We had a successful first night walk but the turtle made us work for it! We walked the mile and a half down the beach and saw a sea turtle returning to the ocean. She moved with quite a bit of pep in her step! Which made me wonder if she nested as typically once they nest they move a lot slower as they expended a lot of energy.
The following morning I went out to search for new turtle activity. We had four false crawls and one nest. Unfortunately, the turtle we saw did not nest and instead her "body pit" seemed like she was testing the sand. She must not have liked the area for her eggs! We did have one nest closer to our campground area, so hopefully that was the same turtle returning to nest and release all those eggs.
See below for a few pictures from morning patrol. If you would like to adopt the nest, click the button below to be taken to the adoption page. The unique nest ID for nest # 23 is: 222343. The proceeds from nest adoptions help support our turtle program.
Sea Turtle Biologist