It was a beautiful night, but the bugs were fierce at some nests! Did you see the two Osprey flying down the beach?
- Nest #62 Inventory
- Live Hatchlings-1
- Dead Hatchlings-0
- Pipped Hatchlings-0
- Unhatched Eggs-7
- Hatched Egg Shells-105
- Nest #68 Boiled at10:45 with 139 hatchlings!!!! They did well down the runway until they hit the wet sand. 50 + were led toward the street light at Tom Hess. (The darkness of the sky made the street lights and house lights all too inviting!) Team 6 along with Turtle Ambassadors John, Sheila, Patrick, Shannon and Jacob worked until MIDNIGHT making sure all the hatchlings were found and redirected. WOW! Good work, Team!
Nest #68 had 4 more turtle tracks in the runway this morning. One track led from the water over to Nest #46 and back to the water. Talk about a wayward turtle!
Nest #58 had a lot of crab tracks.
This conservation work for protected sea turtles on Caswell Beach is authorized by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission (ES Permit 21ST03)