Don’t know if you been on the beach the last couple of days but the tides have been really high. Nest #2 overwashed yesterday and today. We had 3 false crawls this morning but no nest. All were 36” crawls. Two were between Bob Spake and Tom Hess walkways, the third was near the 629 walkway. Here is a picture of one of the false crawls from this morning.
Look what we have! Nest number one is located just west of the 600 walkway.
She had a 35 inch crawl and located her nest in a perfectly safe place. Welcome to 2017 Caswell Turtle Season.
One other note interest … we were interviewed by Spectrum News yesterday. It can be viewed on their website.
Recap of 2015 Season
19 NESTS MOVED DUE TO LOCATION – 29%
2280 eggs relocated yielded 1789 live hatchlings – 78% hatch rate
5242 EMPTY EGG SHELLS COUNTED
1273 UNHATCHED OR PIPPED EGGS
199 DEAD HATCHLINGS OUT OF SHELLS
5043 LIVE HATCHLINGS
77% OVERALL HATCH RATE
99 AVERAGE EGGS PER NEST
35” Average Crawl Width
55 Average Days of Incubation
3,294 VOLUNTEER HOURS (51 volunteers)
16,001 VOLUNTEER MILES
1 very successful Turtle Season. Thank you to all our visitors and turtle enthusiast who cheer us along.
Our last nest of the season is at 51 days today.
2015 season is quickly drawing to a close as we only have 3 nests left.
#62 @55 days
#63 @54 days
#64 @45 days
The season is winding down. We only have 3 nests left..62,63 & 64.
Nest #54 was inventoried last evening resulting in 116 egg shell, 2 unhatched and 5 live hatchlings.