Thursday May 25


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.

Nest #3 – Monday, May 22

1 nest and 1 false crawl

Nest #3 is located east of 601. 126 eggs were relocated behind the tide line. It had a 40” crawl.

The 42” false crawl was west of 629 and looked so much like a nesting site that we are going to mark it as a Nesting Site and monitor the location.

2015 Summary

Recap of 2015 Season

127 Crawls

66 Nests

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.