Nests #32 & 33, Friday June 23

2 more nests today.

The real nest #32 had a 35 inch crawl. She laid 134 eggs on top of the escarpment and it looked for the world like she fell off coming down. We chose to relocate because it was so close to the edge.

Nest #33, 37” crawl, was laid in a footpath just west of the lighthouse so we relocated 109 eggs.

Nests #28-30, Monday June 19

3 nests today.

  • Nest #28, 34” crawl just west of the lighthouse.
  • Nest #29, 44” crawl east of 601 walkway
  • Nest #30, 34” crawl east of the golf course steps.

We got soaked and had to hunt, I mean hunt for the eggs today. Wanda got to see the turtle nesting at the golf course steps so there was no doubt that it was a nest. I finally had to call her to ask her if she was SURE she saw what she thought she saw. Of course she came out and eventually did find the eggs but ….good grief turtles.

Look for pictures on facebook. See you at the meeting tonight.

Nests #26 & 27, Sunday June 18

What a whirlwind day!  2 Nests and 3 false crawls, 1 stranded turtle to Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital

False crawls were 36″ @ the east end point, 33″ @ the east end just west of the point and a really odd 23″ @ the golf course steps.

Nest #26, 34″ crawl, in front of Ocean Greens.  We moved 101 eggs above the high tide.

Nest #27, 35″ crawl, dug a hole then crawled up toward the dune dug another hole to lay the eggs.

About 10:00, Sarah called with a stranded turtle.  A fisherman spotted her and realized she was in distress.  He tried to scoop her up but she swam off but was only gone for a minute.  He was able to scoop her up and met us at the boat ramp.  We were able to get her to the hospital quickly and they started to work on her right away.  She has an apparent boat strike and had it for some time as she was really weak and covered in barnacles and stuff.  She’s in good hands and time will tell.

Nests #21-23, Thursday June 15

Yesterday’s false crawl between the Baptist lifeguard stand and the 100 walkway is actually Nest #21.  She went up into the dune and when she was covering the nest, she was throwing sand uphill.  So the mound was not actually covering the nest at all.

Today we had 2 nests and 5 false crawls.

Nest #22 is east of the 300 walkway and had a 40” crawl.

Nest #23 is east of the public parking lot and had a 34” crawl.

False crawls were: 34” near 601 walkway, 27” east of public parking, 40” west of public parking, 31” in front of Ocean Greens, 29” middle of villas.

I put a video of Reece’s release on our Facebook page.  It was a pretty awesome experience.  She looked sooooo much bigger  and her skin was so pink and healthy.  Our 1 in a 1000 that got to swim away again because we took time.