Nest #4 is east of the 400 walkway. She had a 30” crawl and we relocated 115 eggs to higher ground. Don’t know if you’ve been on the beach this week but the tide has been really high but should have peaked now.
Nest #3 is west of the 400 walkway and a 34” crawl safely placed her eggs in the dune.
Nest number 2 today. 31” crawl out on the Baptist cliff side. We relocated 109 eggs to the Baptist steps.
We have our first nest!!!
Nest number one has 104 eggs, located east of the golf course and had a 38” crawl.
Morning patrol started today. Of course there wasn’t anything except a beautiful morning on the beach. I will not send emails until I have something to send. In case you didn’t know, South Carolina already has 1 Kemp’s Ridley nest and 2 loggerhead nests so it shouldn’t be long.
The 2019 Turtle Season is almost here! Beginning May 1st, the Turtle Watch Morning Patrol will search Caswell Beach for any tracks left by a mother turtle who might be laying eggs. If a nest is discovered, it will be marked and assigned a sequential number, starting with 1.
With the beach re-nourishment project behind us, we look forward to a “normal” turtle season.