We finally had another nest today and even 2 new ones. #8 was relocated from Oceans Greens to east of the Baptist steps (40” crawl, 122 eggs laid but 3 lost to ghost crabs) and #9 was laid in a safe place way east of the steps (37” crawl).
A 39” false crawl in front of the villas and nest #6 relocated from Sellars St to east of the Baptist walkover. 135 eggs and 35” crawl.
Nest #5 – 130 eggs relocated from near golf course to east of the Baptist walkover. She had a 39” crawl.
The sand replenishment started last night and we survived, soaked but survived
2 new nests today both relocated to east of the Baptist walkover.
Nest #3 had a 27” crawl and we moved 150 eggs. Nest #4 had a 36” crawl and only 60 eggs. Yes, sounded backwards to me too.
Re-nourishment project: Sand placement is scheduled to begin today at the most eastern end of Caswell Beach.
One false crawl this morning. 35” crawl just east of the coast guard station.
The sand placement is scheduled to begin Sunday.
No more nests for us yet but there are 9 in the state so far. Oak Island had their 3rd nest today.
Nest #1 was overwashed Friday and Saturday but just barely.
It’s here! May 1st is the official beginning of turtle season 2018. We are beginning morning patrols but will only be reporting on the days that have news.
Be prepared for a “different” season this year. Our beach will be undergoing beach re-nourishment starting about May 27th. All nests will be relocated to the area east of the Baptist gate until the replenished area is clear of machinery/traffic. They are anticipating being finished with our beach by the end of June and moving on to Oak Island.
Even with all the commotion, we still have great expectations for another wonderful turtle season.