Sunday, August 6

No new nests.

Nest #20 had 2 hatchlings in the runway this morning, one in a crab hole and one stuck in a footprint but both made it to the water.

Inventory results:
Nest #8 – 97 shells, 3 unhatched and 1 pipped
Nest #11 – 113 shells, 8 unhatched and 1 live

Inventory schedule:
Nest #20 – Sunday @ 6:00
Nest #15- Sunday @ 6:30
Nest #16 – Sunday @ 6:30
Nest #18 – Monday
Nest #19 – Monday

Saturday, August 5

No new nests.

Nest #19 hatched around 7:00 with 105 turtles speeding to the water. Lucky Team 5.

Nest #8 had 1 hatchling in the track.

Nest #17 looks like it hatched but tracks were not visible because of rain.

Nests #11, 15, 18 and 20 looked like they could have had more hatchlings out but no tracks.

Inventory results from nest #13: 130 shell, 6 unhatched

Inventory schedule:
Nest #8 – Saturday
Nest #11 – Saturday @ 7:00
Nest #20 – Sunday @ 6:00
Nest #15 – Sunday
Nest #16 – Sunday @ 6:30
Nest #18 – Monday
Nest #19 – Monday

Friday, August 4

New nest #58 this morning is located near the 300 walkway.

Nest #15 had 112 hatchlings make a speedy trek to the water at 11:07 last night. They were all in the water by 11:23, with only 3 getting a little turned around . Reported by Regan Garden, visitor.

Nest #16 had 113 hatchlings last night with team and adoptees all watching the “mile long” walk to the water.

Nest #20 had a boil around 10:00 with 57 hatchlings and a group assisting the team

Nest #19 had 1 hatchling emerge this morning.

Nest #21 has an indent.

Nest #24 was overwashed.

Stranding reported. Dead turtle on the beach this morning.

Inventory results from nest #10: 92 shell, 11 unhatched

Inventory schedule:
Nest #13 – tonight @ 7:00
Nest #8 – Saturday
Nest #11 – Saturday @ 7:00
Nest #20 – Saturday
Nest #15 – Sunday
Nest #16 – Sunday @ 6:30
Nest #19 – Tuesday (unless there’s a boil)

Thursday, August 3

No new nests, but it was a busy night for hatchlings.

Nest #8 had 96 hatchlings emerge around 10:40 last night. Only 2 or 3 were disoriented. YAY!

Nest #11 hatched. Lots of tracks in the runway.

Nest #13 had a boil.

Nest #20 at only 50 days had several tracks and 3 hatchlings in the runway this morning.

Maybe we should step up greening to 50 days, especially if it is a relocated nest.

Inventory schedule:
Nest #10 – tonight at 6:30
Nest #13 –
Nest #8 – Saturday
Nest #11 – Saturday
Nest #20 -Saturday




Nest #57, Monday July 31

Nest #57 today and a false crawl. Both were at the east point. Both were 36″ crawls. 51 eggs were relocated to west of the lifeguard stand. An odd looking spacer egg was used for the DNA egg.

Nest #14 had 69 hatchlings emerge at 9:05 last night.

Nests #12 and #14 both had more tracks this morning.

Inventory results for nest #9: 106 shells, 5 unhatched, 1 pipped and 1 live hatchling

Inventory results for nest #56: 129 shells and 6 unhatched. It was no wonder we didn’t find the eggs the first time and we nearly didn’t find them this time because they were so deep, probably 30 inches down.

Nest #7 inventory tonight, #12 & #14 tomorrow night.




Saturday, July 29

Nothing new.

Nest #7 appears to have hatched but tracks were not visible due to rain.

Nest #4 and #12 still have depressions.

Another hatchling from nest #9 was found this morning at the villas. They reported that it was strong and swam away. Bless them.

Inventory #4 tonight at 7:00, #9 Sunday at 6:30, #56 (NS) Sunday at 7:00

Nest #56, Friday July 28

Well yesterday was certainly a day for the record books. The NS, nesting site near nest #1 and #54 hatched yesterday around 10:00 a.m. some folks on the beach saw them and helped them to the water and let us know they counted 40-50 hatchlings. Team JaLu put green around it yesterday evening and one more hatchling emerged. We will inventory Sunday night. Then about 10:30 last night we got a call from Caswell Beach Police that hatchlings were everywhere at the villas. It was a horrific sight. Nest #9 hatched. Not knowing what really happened but a couple of fisherman felt them on their feet, realized what it was and called the family. People were everywhere on the beach with their flashlights. Hatchlings were everywhere. Several were found under the walkway, there were tracks going in all directions on the beach. We got everyone to turn lights off and calm down. Then again this morning folks were finding them in their yards, one even made it to the fire department.

So, NS becomes nest #56 and inventory will be Sunday night @ 7:00

Nest #4 had more tracks. Inventory Saturday @ 7:00

Nest #14, morning patrol rescued one hatchling in the green from a crab. The hole looks as if it may have had more activity but no tracks. We are calling it first emergence and still sitting. Inventory to be determined.

Nest #9, inventory Sunday.

The tide isn’t as high now so we need to extend the green closer to the tide line. We will be taking more out this evening in the ATV.