Nest #14 was inventoried last night with 101 Shells, 7 unhatched or pipped and 7 live hatchlings.
Keeping with the way things have gone for the season, nest #14 hatched during the night after everyone left. Turtle tracks were in the runway this morning making it hatching on the 56th day.
Two very wet inventories produced the following: Nest #12 – 91 shells, 10 unhatched eggs and 3 dead hatchlings (due to ghost crabs). Nest #13 – 94 shells, 11 unhatched eggs, 3 dead and 8 live hatchlings. Thanks to all the volunteers who braved the storm to get this done.
Nest #13 hatched last night around midnight with approximately 60 turtles making it to the water. This meant that the two nests laid on the same day hatched on the same day (Nest #12 during the day & Nest #13 last night).
Nest #12 had a hole this morning. We waited to see if anything happened but there was no movement. We covered it up so hopefully it will hatch tonight. As it’s so cool and overcast they might come out during the day so we’ll be checking it often.
We checked the nest at noon and a couple of heads and flippers were out. We decided to wait until it hatched, which it just did at 3:00 pm. A perfect boil resulted in about 86 hatchlings being in the water by 3:05 pm despite the bright sunshine.
Nests #10 & #11 were inventoried yesterday evening. Nest #10 had 31 shells and 80 unhatched eggs. Nest #11 had 113 shells, 9 unhatched eggs and 3 live hatchlings.
Nest #10 had 31 turtles make their way to the ocean around 8:30 last night. Nest #11 hatched last night around 11:00 pm with 84 hatchlings making it to the water.
Nest #9 was inventoried Tuesday night with 109 shells, 12 unhatched and one lonely hatchling making it to the ocean.
Nest #9 had 16 hatchlings make their way to the ocean around midnight. At morning check, there were a few more tracks and one hatchling still on its journey to the water.
Nest #8 was inventoried Wednesday evening resulting in 122 shells, 8 unhatched eggs, 1 dead and 35 live hatchlings.