Thursday, May 26

WOW!  We have a Leatherback nest!!!! The Nest is #9.

She had a 78 inch crawl width (198cm)! Her location was just at the high tideline, so the nest was relocated.  The Morning Patrol was able to locate the nest cavity fairly easily!  Yay, Team!!! There were 75 large yolked eggs and 35 small yolkless eggs.  This is typical of a Leatherback nest.

**This conservation work for protected sea turtles on Caswell Beach is authorized by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission (ES Permit 22ST03).