Wonderful temperatures, flat water, but buggy and no action!
I received a call in the wee hours from a visitor that Nest #86 had hatched. He reported that all the turtles appeared to have gone to the water. Morning Patrol checked out the scene this morning. Several wiggled through a gap in the green that was created by their emergence hole. Looks like a small number of hatchlings near the top were probably confused by the lighthouse, but there were a lot of tracks down where the runway widened to the high tide line.
Now we are waiting on Nests #80-Day 67 , #83-Day 63 and the Nesting Site-Day 64.
This conservation work for protected sea turtles on Caswell Beach is authorized by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission (ES Permit 21ST03)