2 false crawls during the night, 37” and 39”.
Do you know how to stop 5 bulldozers in the middle of the night? Have a loggerhead sea turtle come to shore. Night patrol stopped the equipment when she was spotted. Lights out and everybody waited quietly but she walked along the pipe and returned to the ocean
2 more nests today.
#11 had a 36” crawl and 122 eggs.
#12 had a 33” crawl and 132 eggs.
We relocated nest #10 from just west of McGlamery St to east of the Baptist walkover. 37” crawl and only 53 eggs.
4 false crawls today. 1 36” and 3 39” crawls. Sellers St, Arboretum, 400 block and east of the Baptist steps. We marked the crawl east of the Baptist steps as a nesting sight. It was in a nice safe place but no eggs were found.
We finally had another nest today and even 2 new ones. #8 was relocated from Oceans Greens to east of the Baptist steps (40” crawl, 122 eggs laid but 3 lost to ghost crabs) and #9 was laid in a safe place way east of the steps (37” crawl).
Nest #7 was laid at the edge of the escarpment on the east end. We relocated 154 eggs to east of the Baptist walkover. 44” crawl.
Attached are 2 pictures of Dutchman, 1 from May 5th when we found him and the other from this week. Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital does good work.
A 39” false crawl in front of the villas and nest #6 relocated from Sellars St to east of the Baptist walkover. 135 eggs and 35” crawl.
Nest #5 – 130 eggs relocated from near golf course to east of the Baptist walkover. She had a 39” crawl.
The sand replenishment started last night and we survived, soaked but survived
2 new nests today both relocated to east of the Baptist walkover.
Nest #3 had a 27” crawl and we moved 150 eggs. Nest #4 had a 36” crawl and only 60 eggs. Yes, sounded backwards to me too.
Re-nourishment project: Sand placement is scheduled to begin today at the most eastern end of Caswell Beach.
One false crawl this morning. 35” crawl just east of the coast guard station.
The sand placement is scheduled to begin Sunday.