Tuesday, August 21

Morning:
1 more hatchling from nest #38 this morning. A visitor had run away a ghost crab and watched the hatchling to the water. He was amazed by how fast something so small could travel.

A child’s bear harness was left by nest #31 inventory. It will be at nest #41 this evening.

Evening:
Gary and I went to green nest #40 last evening, the 51st day. There were a dozen or so hatchling tracks from the nest and a big hole. I checked the top and there were more waiting. We put the green out and at 8:45 78 more hatchlings made their way to the ocean. Shame on us for waiting a day because it was more convenient. The sunset was beautiful last night.

Inventory results
Nest #34 – 105 shells, 10 unhatched
Nest #31 – 58 shells, 1 pipped, 19 unhatched and 1 spacer

Inventory schedule:
Nest #37 – Tuesday @ 6:00
Nest #38 – Wednesday @ 7:00
Nest #40 – Thursday @ 7:00


Sunday, August 20

Morning patrol:
Nest #31 had one more hatchling emerge.
Nest #38 has a crevice

Evening events:
Nest #38 had a crevice all day
Nest #37 hatched with 110 hatchlings around 8:30.

Inventory results for nest #32: 84 shells, 49 unhatched, 1 pipped and 1 live

Inventory schedule:
Nest #34 – Monday @ 6:30
Nest #31 – Monday @ 7:00
Nest #37 – Tuesday @ 6:00



Saturday, August 19

Morning patrol:
Nest #34 had one more hatchling and #38 has a crack.

Evening events:
Nest #34 hatched around 8:00 with 102 hatchlings making it to the water in about 10-15 minutes. 53 days
Nest #32 had 1 more hatchling emerge around 8:30.
Nest #31 hatched with 57 hatchlings

Inventory results for nest #30: 99 shells and 4 unhatched

Inventory schedule:
Nest #32 – Saturday @7:00
Nest #34 – Monday @ 6:30
Nest #31 – Monday



Thursday, August 17




Morning patrol:
Nest #30 had a crab hole and a dead hatchling.
Nest #32 had a crab hole.
Someone has dug a trench in front of nest #42. It was reported to the town so hopefully they will assist it getting it filled in after they bury the shark left on the beach.
Green has been delivered up to nest #43.

Last evening events:
Nest #32 had a 6-7” crevice late last night and 1 hatchling fascinated beach visitors as it marched to the water.

Inventory results:
Nest #26 – 6 shells and 94 unhatched
Nest #27 – 142 shells and 2 unhatched
Nest #28 – 105 shells and 2 live hatchlings (100%)
Nest #33 – 100 shells, 5 unhatched, 3 pipped and 2 live hatchlings

Inventory schedule:
Nest #30: Friday @ 7:00

Wednesday, August 16

Last evening events:

  • Nest #30 boiled early enough for all to see 86 hatchlings going straight to the water and one confused little guy who eventually made it.
  • Nest #28 had 1 more hatchling emerge

Inventory results:
Nest #22 – 58 shells, 80 unhatched, 4 dead and 1 live hatchling. The unhatched eggs were pinkish.
Nest #23 – 93 shells and 1 unhatched
Nest #25 – 86 shells, 35 unhatched, 1 pipped and 2 dead
Nest #29 – 112 shells, 2 unhatched

Inventory schedule:
Nest #26: Wednesday @ 7:00
Nest #27: Wednesday @ 6:30
Nest #28: Wednesday after #33
Nest #30: Friday @ 7:00
Nest #33: Wednesday @ 7:00


Tuesday, August 15

Nest #24 inventory results: 118 shells, 10 unhatched, 2 pipped and 1 dead hatchling.
Nest # 26 had 1 hatchling emerge around 10:00. It took it a2.5 hrs to get out and it was disoriented.

Morning findings:
Nest #33 had 1 dead hatchling/crab victim.
Nest #25 had a big crab hole and 1 hatchling.

Inventory schedule:
Nest #22: Tuesday @ 7:00
Nest #23: Tuesday @ 6:00
Nest #25: Tuesday @ 7:00
Nest #26: Wednesday unless there’s a boil
Nest #27: Wednesday @ 6:30
Nest #28: Wednesday after #33
Nest #29: Tuesday @ 6:30
Nest #33: Wednesday @ 7:00

Monday, August 14

Nest #33 hatched around 10:00 last night with 86 hatchlings. Only about 8 had directional issues.

Nests #27 and #28 hatched during the night

Inventory schedule:

  • Nest #22: Tuesday @ 7:00
  • Nest #23: Tuesday @ 6:00
  • Nest #24: Monday @ 6:30
  • Nest #25: Tuesday @ 7:30
  • Nest #26: Wednesday unless there’s a boil
  • Nest #27: Wednesday @ 6:30
  • Nest #28: Wednesday after #33
  • Nest #29: Wednesday unless there’s a boil
  • Nest #33: Wednesday @ 7:00



Sunday, August 13

Morning report:

  • More turtles out of nest #25 because tracks were over the number in the sand.
  • Crab hole in nest #23 but not sure about more turtles.
  • Nest #26 had one hatchling track all the way to the ocean.

Last night activity:

  • Nest #22 had 55 hatchlings around 9:00 all knowing exactly which direction to go.
  • Nest #23 hatched around 8:40 with 93 fast, healthy hatchlings marching into the ocean in 20 minutes
  • Nest #25 had 76 hatchlings helped to the water by the team and visitors before 10:00

Inventory schedule:

  • Nest #22: Tuesday
  • Nest #23: Tuesday @ 6:00
  • Nest #24: Monday @ 6:30
  • Nest #25: Tuesday
  • Nest #26: Wednesday unless there’s a boil
  • Nest #29: Wednesday unless there’s a boil