Interesting activity today – August 19, 2016

Nest 29 had a slight crevice.

Nest 31 had the outline of the hole.  Team JaLu, otherwise known as Lucy and Janet, is the only currently active nest west of the public parking. Nest 34 had a huge crab that had made hay day in the sand.  He dug all over but morning patrol took him away.

It’s been an interesting couple of days for Jamie around the eastern point. Yesterday, hatchling tracks were all across the sand.  She located the nest but a fox or coyote had dug in it.  She retrieved 2 live hatchling and watched them to the water.  Yesterday evening we went back with her to either protect or inventory.  The nest had fully hatched and inventory results for Nest #56:  105 shells, 3 pipped dead, 6 unhatched, 1 dead and 1 live.

Today, animals uncovered another unmarked nest out there.  Inventory results for Nest #57: 110 shells, no dead or alive hatchlings.

So much of the beach has eroded around the end and there were many days that the tide was too high to drive around.  Tom Adams walked at the beginning of the season and then after the 4th of July, Jamie started walking but we had several weeks that we just did not patrol.