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

Wednesday, August 9

Nothing new.

Monday’s Inventory results:
Nest #17: 131 shells, 12 unhatched and 2 dead
Nest #18: 78 shells, 20 unhatched
Nest #19: 110 shells, 11 unhatched.

Nest #19 was a real challenge to inventory. It was in the dune at a clump of grass. The team saw the hatchlings emerge Friday evening and dug where they emerged from, but the eggs weren’t there. Apparently they had traveled through the roots to get out. We were all just about to give up when finally the nest was located.

Inventory Schedule:
Nest #21: today

Monday, August 7

No new nests.

Nest #21 hatched during the night. Runway pictured.

Nest #2 was excavated this morning. 109 unhatched eggs (pictures attached and yes they look pink). Broke some eggs from top, bottom and middle and found that some appeared to have started developing in that the yolks were thicker but some were very watery. The 2 days of over wash were at days 5 and 6. The nest was a deep nest and the sand was moist.

Well at nest #16 inventory it was confirmed that nest #17 hatched Friday night. Someone at the inventory saw the last few get in the water. Nest #17 will be inventoried tonight.

Inventory results:
Nest #15 – 113 shells, 3 unhatched and 1 live
Nest #16 – 115 shells, 9 unhatched
Nest #20 – 105 shells, 8 unhatched, 3 pipped, 2 dead and 16 live

Inventory schedule:
Nest #17 – Monday @ 7:00
Nest #18 – Monday
Nest #19 – Monday @ 7:00
Nest #21 – Wednesday