We had our first public nest inventory yesterday evening and we had such a great turn out! Approximately 75 individuals joined us as we dug up nest 7 that had hatched 5 days ago.
The nest had a great success as there was 96 hatched eggs, 5 unhatched, 1 dead hatchling and one alive hatchling - that had nicknames of Virgil & Edisto.
We got to watch "Virgil" make a crawl towards the ocean. I then helped Virgil get passed a few big waves and then she was gone!
We will be having another nest inventory program on Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. at the white office building in our day use area of the park. We will then proceed to walk to nest 3 that needs to be inventoried.
We hope to see you there!
Sea Turtle Specialist