Tuesday, August 27

Morning patrol:  

  • Fox dug into nest 97- 2 shells on top
  • Nest 74 hatched with lots of tracks
  • Nest 73 lots of tracks in the runway

Last night: 

  • The bugs were vicious!  Please don’t stay out there when it’s like that.  Just secure your nests and let them do it.

Inventories:

  • Nest 66 – 113 shells, 8 unhatched eggs and 1 pipped
  • Nest 75 – 99 shells, 15 unhatched eggs and 5 live hatchlings

Monday, August 26

Morning patrol:  

  • Fox invasion at nest 81.  11 shells on the beach plus 1 broken egg still in the nest.
  • Nest 75 had a few hatchling tracks
  • Nest 73 had a small crab hole

Last night: 

Inventories:

  • Nest 37 – 50 unhatched eggs and 13 spacer eggs still in the nest.  43 shells were counted the day the fox invaded.
  • Nest 47 – 34 unhatched eggs and 13 shells.  6 shells were counted on the beach on 7/28 (fox)
  • Nest 67 – 130 shells, 7 unhatched, 1 pipped and 5 live hatchlings

Sunday, August 25

Morning patrol:  

  • Nest 69 had more hatchlings during the night and 1 crab victim on top.
  • Nest 72 hatched during the night  but hard to tell how many
  • Nest 74 had a crab hole

Last night: 

  • Nest 69 boiled with 98 around 9:30.
  • Nest 73 had 19 very disoriented hatchlings around 8:45

Inventories:

  • Nest 99 – 43 shells.  20 shells and 3 broken eggs were counted the day the fox invaded.

Saturday, August 24

Morning patrol:  

  • Nest 72 had a little crevice and a couple of crab legs.  I’m just telling what we saw.
  • Nest 63- fox tried to dig in again but deterred by the wire
  • Nest 75 had a few more hatchlings emerge during the night
  • Last night: 
  • Nest 66 hatched with 102 around 11:30.
  • Nest 75 hatched around 9:30 with 86 hatchlings

Inventories:

  • Nest 59 – 92 shells, 16 unhatched and 1 pipped
  • Nest 60 – 102 shells, 24 unhatched, 2 pipped, 4 dead and 4 live
  • Nest 62 – 123 shells, 3 unhatched, 2 dead hatchlings and 13 live hatchlings
  • Nest 64 – 101 shells, 18 unhatched and 1 live hatchling
  • Nest 65 – 90 shells, 2 pipped, 2 dead hatchlings and 18 live hatchlings
  • Nest 68 – 118 shells, 5 unhatched and 3 live hatchlings
  • Nest 70 – 112 shells, 4 unhatched, 5 pipped and 12 live hatchlings

Friday, August 23

Morning patrol:  

  • Nest  47 hatched during the night.  Hatchling and crab tracks and 1 dead hatchling in the runway
  • Nest 62 had more hatchling and crab tracks
  • Nest 65 had lots of hatchling tracks
  • Nests 70 had more hatchlings during the night
  • Crab tracks abound in nests 59, 60, 66, 71, 72, 99

Last night: 

  • Nest 67 hatched around 9:30 with 117 hatchlings

Thursday, August 22

Morning patrol:  

  • Nest  99 hatched during the night with lots of tracks
  • Nest 62 had more hatchlings emerge during the night with 1 dead in the runway
  • Nest 65 had a big crabhole and 1 hatchling track
  • Nest 60 had more hatchlings emerge and 1 dead in the runway
  • Nests 64 and 70 have crab holes

Last night: 

  • Nest 68 had one turtle come out at 8:46
  • Nest 60 had 2 hatchlings around 9:00
  • Nest 62 had one more hatchling around 8:00
  • Nest 65 had 3 hatchlings during the evening

Wednesday, August 21

7 boils in the last 12 hours!  Over 400 hatchlings were counted between 8:30 and midnight!  GO TEAM!!

Morning patrol:  

  • Nest 59 hatched sometime during the night with lots of tracks
  • Nest 62 hatch early morning with the last one in the runway.  All straight to the water.
  • Nest 60 had a crab hole and 1 more hatchling track
  • Nest 64 had a few more over night and 2 this morning
  • Nest 65 had a couple of hatchlings at the nest this morning
  • Nest 70 had a crab hole and a few more tracks

Last night: 

  • Nest 70 had 96 hatchlings starting about 8:30. 
  • Nest 68 had 101 hatchlings straight to the water around 11:50 
  • Nest 60 had 81 hatchlings around midnight
  • Nest 64 had a slow boil with 84 hatchlings by 10-ish and then another 4 after 11:00  
  • Nest 65 had 40 more hatchlings emerge around 8:30

Inventories:

  • Nest 58 – 110 shells, 5 unhatched, 8 pipped and 19 live hatchlings some of which were pretty stuck in hard wet sand

Tuesday, August 20

Morning patrol:  

  • Nest 58 had a few more hatchling tracks and 1 dead hatchling

Last night: 

  • Nest 58 had 2 hatchlings emerge
  • Nest 65 had 1 hatchling finally appear about midnight

Inventories:

  • Nest 46 – 104 shell, 4 unhatched, 2 pipped and 3 live hatchlings (this nest lost 16 eggs to a fox on 8/4)
  • Nest 57- 84 shells, 53 unhatched and 14 live hatchlings (this is the nest we moved when it was almost 2 weeks old)
  • Nest 45 and 58 hatched during the heavy rains on Friday/Saturday.  Since crabs started the excavation last evening by bringing shells to the surface of nest 45, we decided to go ahead and complete the inventory. 
  • Nest 45 – 93 shells, 5 unhatched and 2 dead hatchlings (probably crab victims)