Nest #57, Monday July 31

Nest #57 today and a false crawl. Both were at the east point. Both were 36″ crawls. 51 eggs were relocated to west of the lifeguard stand. An odd looking spacer egg was used for the DNA egg.

Nest #14 had 69 hatchlings emerge at 9:05 last night.

Nests #12 and #14 both had more tracks this morning.

Inventory results for nest #9: 106 shells, 5 unhatched, 1 pipped and 1 live hatchling

Inventory results for nest #56: 129 shells and 6 unhatched. It was no wonder we didn’t find the eggs the first time and we nearly didn’t find them this time because they were so deep, probably 30 inches down.

Nest #7 inventory tonight, #12 & #14 tomorrow night.

Saturday, July 29

Nothing new.

Nest #7 appears to have hatched but tracks were not visible due to rain.

Nest #4 and #12 still have depressions.

Another hatchling from nest #9 was found this morning at the villas. They reported that it was strong and swam away. Bless them.

Inventory #4 tonight at 7:00, #9 Sunday at 6:30, #56 (NS) Sunday at 7:00

Nest #56, Friday July 28

Well yesterday was certainly a day for the record books. The NS, nesting site near nest #1 and #54 hatched yesterday around 10:00 a.m. some folks on the beach saw them and helped them to the water and let us know they counted 40-50 hatchlings. Team JaLu put green around it yesterday evening and one more hatchling emerged. We will inventory Sunday night. Then about 10:30 last night we got a call from Caswell Beach Police that hatchlings were everywhere at the villas. It was a horrific sight. Nest #9 hatched. Not knowing what really happened but a couple of fisherman felt them on their feet, realized what it was and called the family. People were everywhere on the beach with their flashlights. Hatchlings were everywhere. Several were found under the walkway, there were tracks going in all directions on the beach. We got everyone to turn lights off and calm down. Then again this morning folks were finding them in their yards, one even made it to the fire department.

So, NS becomes nest #56 and inventory will be Sunday night @ 7:00

Nest #4 had more tracks. Inventory Saturday @ 7:00

Nest #14, morning patrol rescued one hatchling in the green from a crab. The hole looks as if it may have had more activity but no tracks. We are calling it first emergence and still sitting. Inventory to be determined.

Nest #9, inventory Sunday.

The tide isn’t as high now so we need to extend the green closer to the tide line. We will be taking more out this evening in the ATV.