October 15, 2023 – Nest #85 Inventory

Caswell Beach Turtle Watch Team 8 inventoried Nest #85 this afternoon.  It was Day 78 for this nest, which was over-washed for the first time 3 days after it was laid.  After this initial event, it was over-washed 8 more times before the Sept/Oct. King Tides and then a LOT more (we stopped counting).  Sadly, the excavated eggs showed development somewhere between Day 39-42. There were 108 unhatched eggs.  

We have some of the DNA results that show this Mama also laid Nests #13 and #91.  We will have to wait for more results to see if she laid more in between!

The DNA data is coming in all mixed up.  We have 1-30 minus #3, 82-91 minus #84.  We will let you know when more comes in!

**This conservation work for protected sea turtles on Caswell Beach is authorized by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission (ES Permit 23ST03).

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