Monday, August 3

No new crawls or nests.

We had lots of activity during the night.  Visitors watched 33 hatchlings to the water at nest 14.  Nests 9, 11, 12 and 14 all had hatchlings emerge during the night.  Nest 13 hatched this morning with 93 hatchlings.  Because of the storm with high tide and rain, we excavated all nests that had hatchling activity. 

Inventory results:

Nest 9:   102 shells, 8 unhatched eggs and 1 live hatchling.

Nest 10: 46 shells, 30 unhatched eggs and 1 live hatchling

Nest 11:  105 shells, 7 unhatched, 2 pipped live, 2 dead and 25 live hatchlings

Nest 12:  102 shells, 5 unhatched, 14 pipped dead, 5 dead in the nest, 6 dead in the runway before excavation and 28 live hatchlings

Nest 13:   93 shells, 44 unhatched and 2 pipped dead

Nest 14:  91 shells, 39 unhatched eggs, 4 pipped dead and 57 live hatchlings  

I believe this should be about to the end of the nests that had all the rain.  Nest 15 & 16 should the last ones and maybe we will start see boils instead of trickles.  I expect the time to shorten somewhat too.  Everyone stay safe and let us know if you need anything

See you on the other side of the storm.