Saturday, September 2

We did not ride morning patrol today.

Nest #45 hatched around 8:00 yesterday at 54 days. 80 hatchlings in the water in 10 minutes. Those of you that have nests up to #50, please check on them and put your green out as far as the tide will allow.

Inventory schedule:
Nest #43 – Sunday @ 6:00
Nest #44 – Sunday @ 6:30
Nest #45 – Monday @ 7:00
Nest #46 –

Friday, September 1

Can you believe its September already! Please turn in August time sheets to your team leaders.

2 hatchlings emerged from nest #44 around 7:15 but nothing else before the lightning.

Nest #43 boiled around 9:30 with 100 hatchlings making it into the water.

Nest #46 had at least one hatchling emerge during the night




Monday, August 28

Nest #41 hatched around 9:45 but took until 10:30 to get them all in the water. The light house was just more than they could resist.
Nest #42 hatched during the night.
Nest #50 has an indentation.

Inventory results for nest #39: 130 shells and 3 unhatched

Inventory schedule:
Nest #41 – Wednesday @
Nest #42 – Wednesday @




Saturday, August 26

Morning findings
Visitors on the beach said they saw one hatchling in #39 runway Thursday night/Friday morning and 4 or 5 hatchlings outside the runway. There is a nesting site close to nest #39 but with the rain covering the tracks there’s no way to tell if they came around the green or somewhere else.

Evening events

    Inventory results:

  • Nest #35: 92 shells and 1 unhatched
  • Nest #36: 70 shells; 69 unhatched and 1 dead hatchling

Inventory schedule:
Nest #39 – Sunday @ 6:30

Friday, August 25

Morning findings
Nothing to report

Evening events
We had a call a little after 11:00 that nest #39 was boiling.
Inventory results for nest #40: 106 shells, 3 unhatched, 1 pipped and 1 live hatchling

Inventory schedule:
Nest #35 – Friday @ 7:00
Nest #36 – Friday @ 6:00
Nest #39 – Sunday @

Thursday, August 24

Mystery about nest #36 solved. I got an email last night. A family that has been visiting our beach for decades and were actually taught the art of turtle watching by Milt and Jane Reece were the ones who saw #36 boil around 12:30 a.m. The number of hatchlings they counted was 65 and underlined the number. It is a really heartwarming story in that they’ve been coming for years, generations. Grandpa had to stay home because he is very ill, actually in hospice care. Mom and Dad flew down for just one night. Alison, her siblings, their children and her parents went to the beach to turtle watch and were lucky enough to see nest #36 boil. So thank you descendants of Bob Schmit for standing watch and making sure our hatchlings made it to the water. Precious family memories.

Morning findings
Nothing to report

Evening events
Inventory results for nest #38: 114 shells, 4 unhatched, 2 pipped and 7 live hatchlings

Inventory schedule:
Nest #40 – Thursday @ 7:00
Nest #35 – Friday @ 7:00
Nest #36 – Friday @ 6:00