Saturday, September 10

Nest #50 had a hatchlings caught in roots. After investigating we realized that they were stuck. Once the roots were removed 77 hatchlings were eager to race to the ocean. Inventory resulted in 78 shells, 1 dead and 13 unhatched.

The tide was inches from nests #53 and #54. It is suppose to be about the same height for both highs for the next few days. The wind will be a factor too. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.

Tuesday, September 5

Can you believe that we only have 8 nests left! The last 4 nests have hatched on the 52nd or 53rd day; 2 relocated and 2 insitu.

Morning findings:
Nest #49 had one more hatchling emerge.

Evening events:
Inventory results:
Nest #45: 80 shells and 14 unhatched
Nest #46: 62 shells, 74 unhatched, and 2 pipped. The unhatched eggs were very dark and looked like they were hairy…probably fungus.

Inventory schedule:
Nest #47 – Tuesday @ 6:00
Nest #48 – Wednesday @ 7:00
Nest #49 – Wednesday @ 6:30


Monday, September 4

Hope you have a good and safe labor day.

Morning findings:
Nest #49 hatched during the night. One dead hatchling in the runway but looked like the others made it to the water.

Since the turtles seem to be racing to get into the water lately someone left them a nice track. 😉

Evening events:
Nest #4 hatched last night. Boil started at 9:08 and finished at 9:48 with 110 hatchlings safely in the water. Special helpers Clara and Grady built the sand runway up for the team. Grady was particularly impressed, said it was “adorable.”

Inventory results from last night
Nest #43: 116 shells, 9 unhatched, 2 pipped, 2 dead and 1 live hatchling
Nest #44: 103 shells and 2 unhatched

Inventory schedule:
Nest #45 – Monday @ 7:00
Nest #46 – Monday @ 7:00
Nest #47 – Tuesday @ 6:00
Nest #48 – Wednesday @ 7:00
Nest #49 – Wednesday @ 6:30



Sunday, September 3

Morning findings:
Looked like #46 and #44 had at least one more hatchling come out.

Evening events:
Nest #46 had hatched during the rain yesterday morning.
Nest #47 boiled around 9:45. Beatrice and her husband counted 112 but said they were really fast.

Inventory schedule:
Nest #43 – Sunday @ 6:00
Nest #44 – Sunday @ 6:30
Nest #45 – Monday @ 7:00
Nest #46 – Monday @ 7:00
Nest #47 – Tuesday



Saturday, September 2

We did not ride morning patrol today.

Nest #45 hatched around 8:00 yesterday at 54 days. 80 hatchlings in the water in 10 minutes. Those of you that have nests up to #50, please check on them and put your green out as far as the tide will allow.

Inventory schedule:
Nest #43 – Sunday @ 6:00
Nest #44 – Sunday @ 6:30
Nest #45 – Monday @ 7:00
Nest #46 –